About This Show
Devibe is an authentic podcast series for engineers, dev, and techies looking to achieve more in their life. Here we decode experts behind some of the most complex, high performing, and scalable stacks to find what challenges they face, what technologies they love and use, and their real life behind the code.
Most Recent Episode
Meet Com Truise - Where Code and Music Converge
7 days ago
In 2010, Seth Haley, a creative director in New York finally gained traction with his synth wave project Com Truise. Called one of the best musical artist to code to, the Com Truise project has become popular with both engineers and the general public for its 80s style, synthetic, and rich beats.
We met Com Truise in San Francisco and discovered a strong connection in the habits, routines, and interests that help both create great music and durable code, including
Focusing on the most important thing to get one in the day from 5:00AM to 1:00PM without interruption from email, social media, or the internet.
How simple the music actually is despite sounding complex
Completing the body of a new tracks in one sitting by surrounding himself with silence.
We covered many topics, including:
Early beginnings working as an art director in NYC
Sneaking as a drum and bass DJ back in the day 1:45
Where “Com Truise” came from
Downtempo vs synth wave music 5:00
Inspiration behind the music from Neon Indian, Prince, Michael Jackson, and others 5:30
How the first mix tapes started with Block Rocking Beats by the Chemical Brothers, a casio keyboard, 8:00
Starting “Elite Radio” online radio station 9:30
Finding success in music 10:30
Waking up at 5:00AM to get stuff done 11:30
Probiotics, coconut water, and coffee to charge the batteries 12:00
Sitting for 20 minutes in the backyard 13:00
How focusing on producing a track from start to finish in one sitting helps to him to focus and get things done 17:00
Gear that he uses 18:00
How the space around him influences the output of his music 18:30
Impact that music blogs in early 2010s influenced music discovery and 20:00
How posting authentic content over instagram is more valuable than explicit promotional content and twitter 22:00
Overstimulation of content 23:00
When Seth isn’t on the road or producing music, he’s actually an avid fan and learner of grilling and baking.