Benny Blanco on producing for Britney, Ke$ha and Katy Perry

Pro Tools, vintage synths and "fucking around"

Benny Blanco
Benny Blanco: says he doesn't know what he's doing, but doing rather well.
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Producer/songwriter Benny Blanco has helped to create some of the biggest pop hits of recent times (credits include Ke$ha's Tik Tok, Katy Perry's Teenage Dream and California Gurls and Britney Spears' Circus), and in the short film above, made by Jeremy Gillam, we see him at work in the studio and explaining his methods.

It's certainly worth a watch: Blanco discusses Pro Tools HD, a love of vintage synths and his reasons for not using MIDI or software synths. He's also refreshingly honest about his lack of technical knowledge, admitting that his work is all just "trial and error".

If that doesn't convince you of the merits of trusting your ears rather than worrying too much about The Rules, nothing will.

(Via Popjustice)