At the end of his Spring '18 semester was wrapping up McKenzie was learning about automation techniques in Ableton Live so he decided to start experimenting with a couple instruments to make a small cohesive album. There are only 6 songs but each one was created with the idea that they would vary quite a bit in bpm, genre, and emotion. At the same time he felt the tracks needed to keep an 80's vibe about them. Mainly because the drums being using just had this solid Phil Collins sound about them. McKenzie decided to make the dive into music production in November of 2017 because it was starting to look an invaluable addition to what he already know how to do creatively.
In a videogame design class two team mates and McKenze were creating a galaga style space shooter. For each of the video games that they created McKenzie was driven to produce the music, rather than downloading someone else's audio from a creative commons website.
Created for a fine art class, this piece incorporates a large library of abstract sounds, from instruments to household objects. Using a variety of specifically chosen effects and filters McKenzie was able to make this bizarre soundscape. Sound evokes emotion and people hear different things throughout this piece. The beginning is often described by others as a large metal hook being dragged and that someone is banging on a door. This morphs into a rhythm that turns into a song. It was a very weird to create since it emulates audio ducking/track compression. Many elements were replaced and added creative process went on. This track was created with Adobe Audition.