Producing Melodic Pop with Kito

US Simplicity is key      03/03/22

Australian producer Kito has a number of established pop productions under her belt, so a chance to see her at work is a treat! Here she is with Native Instruments, using their Cloud Supply and Electric Sunburst plugins to craft her sound, illustrating how he puts a track together for songwriters. Here's some more info:   

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.


It's a nice laid back look at making pop melodies in a calm, fun, and uncomplicated way! Find more of her music on Soundcloud:


About the author [midierror]: midierror makes nifty Max For Live devices, innovative music hardware, award winning sample packs and hosts a podcast speaking to people in the music world.

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