Q&A - Derek Duran


Tell us about your story and how you started producing music.

When I was 12 I started playing drums with my father, a professional musician. I had my first concerts when I was 16 years old and I was very interested in the world of music, especially focused on electronic music, I decided that I show demonstrate my feelings towards music by making my own Showing the world a defined style, I started studying music at the age of 20of and graduated with 24 today.


What has been your biggest inspiration?

Inspiration comes from memories of past feelings, lived experiences, every track I make has its story or its moment


How are you dealing with isolation?

The isolation for a music producer really seems like a topic but it is true that there are complicated situations in which we have been afraid of what was happening, although I think that good management is being done to return to normality.


What DAW do you use to produce?

Ableton



What are your top 5 plug-ins in your projects?

Spire

Nexus2

Sylenth1

Fab Filter

H-delay.


How is your creative process? Do you start with a beat and then work on melodies? Opposite? Tell us the secret

I always start with the melody. Then I create the drums, it depends on the sounds that I implement, as some drums are better than others so I try to find the best drum for each melody.


What is your current music production setup?

AKAI Professional MPK MINI MKII - ASUSPRO P5440 - M-Audio BX8 D3

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