Based in L.A. (by way of Australia and London), Kito has produced for Jorja Smith, Jeremih, Fletcher, Channel Tres, Tinashe, Empress Of, and the list goes on. Her unique style favors airy guitar and synth sounds, plus tons of vocal effects and ad libs. Kito started her production journey with drum ‘n’ bass and dubstep releases on Diplo’s Mad Decent and Skream’s Disfigured Dubz, before being sampled by Big Boi and Trinidad James and hitting the studio with everyone from Mabel to Hudson Mohawke.
In this video from our Sketches series, Kito makes a mellow pop track from scratch using products from our KOMPLETE NOW subscription bundle including BATTERY, CLOUD SUPPLY, BITE, RAUM, and MASSIVE X, plus our ELECTRIC SUNBURST guitar instrument and a KOMPLETE KONTROL S61 keyboard. You’ll learn about arranging pop, bussing and sidechaining, EQ and effects, and using MIDI to stack melodies.
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For more production tips and stories from Kito, click the link below:
00:00 – Intro
02:08 – Starting an idea with ELECTRIC SUNBURST
03:31 – Effects with RC 24 and GUITAR RIG
04:24 – Using octaves in song structure
05:14 – Finding Reese bass in MASSIVE X
06:00 – Arpeggiating pads with CLOUD SUPPLY
06:55 – Building drums in BATTERY
07:46 – More bass with MASSIVE X
08:36 – Angelic melodies in CLOUD SUPPLY with RAUM reverb
09:18 – Adding BITE for bit-crushing
10:52 – Sculpting sound with TRANSIENT MASTER
11:35 – Bussing and sidechaining
13:43 – Arranging a pop song
15:52 – Producing Fletcher’s “Bitter”
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