Welcome to my site where I invite you to the flip side of musical expression.
My name is Ilpo (aka Resound). I am an indie producer & DJ from Finland with over 20 years in the electronic music game, strong and counting.
I have two great passions: music and learning. This website is about combining the two. I want to push fellow music producers by sharing ideas and helping them overcome the many pains and frustrations of creative work.
Since my first commercial release in 2000, I’ve released on more than 40 independent labels, including many of my all-time favorites: Metalheadz, Exit Records, Renegade Hardware, Digital Soundboy, Function Records, Samurai Music and Secret Operations among others. My main genre is drum & bass, but I enjoy all kinds of music and love venturing out into the unknown in my own productions.
So why write about music and share what I know? It keeps me on the right path. I learn so much from speaking to you – the readers and the community – and am extremely grateful for that opportunity. It’s a two way process.
Here are some examples of my work:
I’ve sure walked the rocky road. I know what it’s like when you get stuck on a project, or when you just don’t seem to get the mix sounding quite the way it should. Or when you think you’ve finished a great track but nobody seems to be paying attention. I’ve been there!
It’s definitely not always easy and I still struggle all the time. Many of the things I write about are based on my own mistakes. Making mistakes and learning by doing are essential. But you have to have the right attitude and reading helps, too. Everyone encounters problems but an educated person has superior perspective for dealing with them.
Now, for your information… I’ve been one of the most disorganized persons you can imagine. But I’ve learned to finish music, I’ve improved my technique, I’ve improved a lot of things about myself, my music has been signed and I’ve been rewarded by seeing it released on my favorite labels. These are things I’ll be proud of for the rest of my life. If I can achieve that, so can you!
I am here to share my real life experiences, to help you improve your skills, become inspired, to discover motivation and focus… In short, to help you become a better producer. The first step is simple: subscribe to my newsletter, so that you will never miss a post.
Thanks for taking the time to read this. I am looking forward to hearing from you!