Skrillex's editing secret revealed

Skrillex performs at Lollapalooza 2012.
Skrillex performs at Lollapalooza 2012. (Image credit: ADRIANA SPACA/dpa/Corbis)

Listen to a track by Skrillex and one of the things you're left wondering is just how long he must have spent working on the edits within it. Well, he's just revealed his speedy editing secret: keep your hands off the mouse.

Speaking to Future Music magazine, he said: "You know what, I work really fast and I've come to realise that the reason for that might be because I don't use a mouse - I just use the trackpad. It feels a bit like Minority Report when I'm touching and sliding everything [laughs]."

Skrillex also reveals that he hardly ever uses his MIDI controller keyboard, preferring to draw notes into his DAW.

For the full interview, check out the June issue of Future Music (FM253) which is on sale from tomorrow.

Ben Rogerson
Deputy Editor

I’m the Deputy Editor of MusicRadar, having worked on the site since its launch in 2007. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 24 of which I’ve also spent writing about music and the ever-changing technology used to make it.