Sir; I love your sonic creation! Why are you so sinfully obscure in the US? How can a (43 year old) beginner best approach learning and creating electronic music? Thank You!

Ott responded on 03/20/2012

I feel as visible as I would like to be and awareness is gradually increasing. I have no complaints.

First you must listen to as much of it as you can.

Then you must identify what it is you actually want to say.

Then you should get a copy of Propellerheads Reason and learn it inside out. read the manual, try every knob and button until you fully understand it.

I know I sound like a salesman for Reason but it really is the most effective learning tool there is for this kind of thing. Every kind of tool you could possibly need is contained within one reliable, brilliantly designed package and, with ReWire, it will scale up with you as you progress.

Oh, and one more thing. Don't be tempted to hop aboard fashionable generic bandwagons because by the time you catch up it'll be over.

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