Madeon is a French music producer who got his start in the field at the age of 11 years old under the alias Deamon. He gained international fame in 2011 after uploading a video of him performing a mash-up of 39 different popular songs using his Novation Launchpad.
The mash-up known as Pop Culture ended up getting more than 6 million views on YouTube within a couple of days. His debut studio album Adventure was released in 2015 and charted in several European countries as well as the US and Australia.
His most successful songs to date are You’re On, The City, Finale, and Shelter which he collaborated on with Porter Robinson. Madeon has provided production for Lady Gaga, Coldplay, Ellie Goulding, Muse and Two Door Cinema.
His music has also been featured in various video games such as FIFA 13, FIFA 15, Pro Evolution Soccer 2016, NHL 15 and Need for Speed: Most Wanted. Other than the debut album he has released 3 EPs under his Popcultur record label. His next solo project is scheduled for release in 2018.
Madeon’s studio setup is very minimalistic. He doesn’t use much hardware for his production. He primarily uses the FL Studio DAW for putting together his songs, which he composes, mixes, and masters by himself.
He uses a set of M-Audio BX8a as his studio monitors. However, during performances, he uses the Ableton Live DAW as well as a Novation Launchpad, Novation Launch Control XL, Korg SVa, Novation Bass Station and Roland V-Drums.