Aug 16, 2015
I first met Dennis DeSantis when we was working with Ableton as a presenter during the NAMM show. He was always super level-headed and seemed able to weather almost any storm. I've always appreciated his musicianship, his deep knowledge of Live and his ability to help bring people together for almost any project.
But his most recent effort - the development of the book Making Music: 74 Creative Strategies for Electronic Music Producers - has sort of put him in the spotlight. He was kind enough to chat with me about his background, his passion for providing answers, and his perspective on talent and working style. This was a fascinating insight on an industry professional's view of his landscape, but also a view of the difficulties assembling the career that you'd like.