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Mad Keys (Brandon McCadney) is a prolific music producer, beat maker, keyboardist, and violinist. Influenced by artists as diverse as D’Angelo, Herbie Hancock, Flying Lotus, J. Dilla and Kaytranada, his music is a winning combition of hip-hop, soul, jazz and a little bit of house.
Mad Keys on In Orbit:
This piece came together organically after scrolling through ROLI Studio sounds. I usually do a lot of my production early in the morning, so changing the lighting in my room played a major role in the inspiration for the track. In the evening I’m slowing down for the day, so a more downtempo tune felt so good in the moment.
For the intro textures, I used a ROLI Studio patch called “Ivory Coast Koralimba” — then automated the cutoff and resonate frequencies to add more movement and roll off some of its initial plucking sound. When the beat comes in after the reverse triangle, I used another preset called “Oceanic Harp”. It’s unlike any other sound I’ve heard. It has this nice harmonic sound after you release the keys at certain velocities, which gives the song a unique characteristic.
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