null Genelec visits hitmaker Louis Bell
Genelec visits hitmaker Louis Bell
Louis had more #1 singles in 2019 than any other producer or songwriter, including Post Malone’s ‘Wow’ and ‘Sunflower’,” Halsey’s ‘Without Me’, and ‘Sucker’ by the Jonas Brothers’. That same year he produced eight Top 10 hits, staying atop the Hot 100 Producers chart for weeks. And in September, he equalled Taylor Swift’s record for the most production credits –18 – in a single week on the Billboard Hot 100.
So fresh from his recent Grammy nominations for Post Malone’s ‘Hollywood’s Bleeding’ record, and its hit single ‘Circles’, we couldn’t wait to catch up with Louis down at his favourite room in West Hollywood’s Electric Feel Studios, fully loaded with Genelec 1035A and 8351B monitors.
The most important thing to me about my creative process is that I always feel like I'm getting the exact feeling I have in my head out into the world.”
In this exclusive Pro at Home video, Louis talks about the early days recording in his parents’ basement in Boston, and how even now he still relies on the same basic setup of mic, interface, laptop – and monitors! “The most important thing to me about my creative process is that I always feel like I'm getting the exact feeling I have in my head out into the world,” Louis explains.
I had never worked in such a wide open room before, but at least having the Genelecs there gave me some type of starting point and you know, I could kind of work around that.
Having created quite a hit factory in his room at Electric Feel, the latest Post Malone record saw Louis working in an ad-hoc studio space in Post’s home - using the same recording rig that had accompanied him on tour, which features Genelec 8351s. “I had never worked in such a wide open room before, but at least having the Genelecs there gave me some type of starting point and you know, I could kind of work around that.”
It’s clear that Louis’ close collaboration with Post Malone has created a bond that goes way deeper than just a musical relationship:
“He’s family to me. It makes me want to really enjoy every day of my life to the fullest, and find out how I can still play and find things in my life that are going to make me feel like a kid again, and that's what I'm always looking for at the end of the day – whether it's music, or just life in general.”