Blind Beatsmith Adds Color to ToneCrafters
In a world where digital music creation is the norm, having a computer screen for visual representation of the process is essential. Not for Christian Alexander, our new member of the ToneCrafters family is an anomaly, he is blind.
Diagnosed at birth, Christian is registered blind with Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP). Through support from family and close friends he learned to adapt quickly and develop to being a responsible father, entrepreneur and minister. His life is incredibly inspiring.
Heavily influenced by his brother, who rapped and produced in the early 00s, Christian Alexander became a producer in 2007. Other influences include Teddy Riley, 808 Mafia, Scott Storch and Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis which lead him to start messing with the Yamaha Motif ES6 workstation keyboard, was his first weapon of choice.
Nowadays you can find him fully invested in Native Instruments Mashine drum programmer where he crafts Hip Hop and RnB music with strong melodies.
“I believe the secret to a catchy song is a strong top line, I always work on that before I lay down the beat”. - Christian Alexander