Ryder Johnson- A self-taught producer


Ryder Johnson, a self-taught producer from Jonesboro, Arkansas, who taught himself how to produce through YouTube tutorials and by learning the program of FL Studio 10, speaks today about his achievements and increasing success as well as it’s effect upon him.

Through the course of an interview Ryder focuses on his ambition and the effect that people liking his music has upon him as well as his desire to improve. Below is Ryder’s response to various questions;

What style music do you produce? How did you get started producing music?

“I try and produce everything, but mainly trap and EDM. I got FL Studio 10 when I was 12ish and literally had zero idea what I was doing but after I took time to learn a little music theory and how to even work FL. I kept getting better.”
FL Studio is a “complete software music production environment or Digital Audio Workstation (DAW). Representing more than 18 years of innovative developments it has everything you need in one package to compose, arrange, record, edit, mix and master professional quality music. FL Studio is now one of the world’s most popular DAWs and is used by the most creative artists” as stated on the front page.

What motivates you to produce? Do you have any words of encouragement for readers who may wish to produce but don’t know how or where to get started?

“I like the fact a lot of people are listening to my music, that has always pushed me to keep going. I recommend going on YouTube and watching tutorials lol, seems like that gets a lot of people started and the amount of joy you get when you see people liking a song you produced is one of the best feelings!”
Ryder’s produced song, Bankroll, in which artist “Jurp” raps on currently sits at 40k plays.

You state that you are an engineer as well? How did you get started?

“YouTube tutorials lol, that all I can say about that.”

A lot of producers teach themselves how to produce music. It is becoming increasingly more available to find tutorials online which previously would not have been as achievable. If you are interested in learning the basics of the current FL Studio 12, below is an in-depth video tutorial.

What has been your most successful song you have produced? Why do you think that is?

“Jurp – Bankroll. The beat to it is amazing, obviously because I produced it.”

Which artists have you worked with? Who would you work with in the future if you had the chance?

Jurp, Chxpo, Nawfside Scott, Freshie, Lite Fortunato, Taliban Trizzy, I$AIAH, LoLifeLane, and a lot more people I can’t remember lol.”
“I’d definitely work with XXXTentacion, Pi’erre Bourne, Trippie Redd, Young Thug, MF DOOM, SahBabii, D Savage, Smokepurpp, and Diplo just to name a few. “

Who do you think is the best in the rap game currently? Which popular producer do you think is the best at the moment and why?

“Young Thug is the best artist out by far. Pi’erre Bourne is probably the best producer out right now. All of his beats are crazy.”

You state that you believe you are creative and stand out, why do you think that? Is your uniqueness replicated through your music?

“I know that my music doesn’t sound like half of these guys making it right now. I think my melodies are so much more different than the majority and I love adding weird effects to my drums. I always compare my beats to alien sounds. I don’t like to think I’ve ever made a bad beat, but everybody has. But I haven’t.”




Ryder Johnson, a producer who taught himself how to use music theory and FL Studio all by himself (and YouTube)


If you could say anything to the readers what would you say and why?

“Follow me on everything. Shoutout to KeeBangin, Josh Oyen, Fonzie, Dayzo, TrapMoneyMelo, Max2Buck, Gren8 and anybody and everybody who is making their own style of beats and in their own lane.”
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