Scott Costello

What made you decide to enrol on the Creativity Unlocked programme?

I wanted to improve my sound as an artist and be able to create killer tracks that were dance floor ready. When making a track I would find myself struggling, or completely stuck at times, on a hook. It was that final piece of my track that I always knew needed to be better. Creativity Unlocked helped me streamline my creative thinking and gave me the tools to create the hooks I desired.

What other modules really stood out to you throughout the course?

The week we focused on basslines really had a massive impact on how I produce my own. I always wanted to create those techno-esque deep rumble like basslines, but never seemed to pull it off just right. With help from Dean, and him sharing some of his incredible wealth of knowledge, I can now perfect the sound I’ve always wanted. It’s became a staple in every one of my grooves. Also the week we worked on vocal samples. I recorded my own voice/lyrics and sampled it for my new track.

How happy were you with the track you made over the course of the 3 months?

I’m incredibly proud of the track I made over the 3 months with creativity unlocked. Following some final feedback from A&R King Matt Smallwood, I’m super happy to say that the track has been signed for a release on Toolroom Trax in early 2020.

How would you compare your production ability/knowledge now, compared to when you started the course?

I am streets ahead of where I was before the start of this course. I feel like two completely different producers. Pete said I had progressed 4/5 years in the last 3 months, and thats down to the teaching and hard work outside of the classroom instilled in me by the Toolroom Academy. Hearing feedback like that from someone I look up to has really inspired me.

How would you rate your tutors?

Pete & Dean were two of the best teachers I have ever had. Dean is a legendary figure in our industry, and seeing him working direct from his studio, sharing his knowledge and talent was a real privilege. Pete was available outside of the lessons as well, making time for each student with resources, feedback and answers to any questions we had. Pete & Dean are a massive part of why the Toolroom Academy has became so successful.

Would you recommend the Creativity Unlocked course to other producers?

Yes, if you want to get serious about your music production then there’s no better place to start. The creativity unlocked course takes you to that next stage in your music production journey.

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