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How Kaelin Ellis dials in his piano sound


Watch beat-making marvel Kaelin Ellis share his workflow with Addictive Keys

If you've been living anywhere other than under a rock for the past few years, you know Kaelin Ellis is a creative musical force like none other. Besides his praised latest album "THE FUNK WILL PREVAIL" and his collaborations with the Kount, Lupe Fiasco, Kaytranada, Kiefer, Carrtoons, and Sango (to name a few), his beat videos on Instagram, Twitter, and streams on Twitch inspire a whole generation of up-and-coming beatmakers and bedroom producers. Kaelin Ellis shows an entire community of like-minded that if you can dream it, you can make it. With his one-of-a-kind energy and multi-instrumentalist skills, he effortlessly fuses drums, percussion, piano, synths, and bass into a stanky, funked-up, neck-breaking sonic amalgam that is entirely his own.

In this video, he shares his best tips and tricks for dialing in his sound with XLN Audio's Addictive Keys and his go-to piano, Modern Upright, layered with the classic Yamaha CP-80 Electric Grand.

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