Sophomore Brady Nichols has been interested in music since he was in junior high. Not only has he enjoyed listening to music, but he has also enjoyed producing it.
“The best part about making music is you can do it how you want it to sound. You do not have to have approval from other people, just listen to it for yourself,” said Nichols.
Nichols’s curiosity inspired him to start making music. He found a computer app, FL Studio 20, which helps users produce music, and through this, he started to get used to the process of making music. Nichols would spend most hours in his room making music and discover new sounds to play with.
Not only did he learn how to produce music, Nichols now also understands how people who are professionals do it, which could be a huge step into his career.
Nichols started making music in the second semester of seventh grade. With spare time after school, he spent most of his time on the computer and started getting used to the app and how it works.
“It takes about 2-3 days to make one mashup,” said Nichols. “It takes a while, but once you are finally done, you are proud of your work.”
Over the years, he has gotten more serious and started considering music production in his future.
“When I am older, I would like to be an EDM producer,” said Nichols.
The latest song Nichols has been working on is called “Empire” and is very upbeat.
“The one that I am working on now is going to have a good beat, and I cannot wait to finish it,” said Nichols.
Story by Corinne Magner