Foster used Logic Pro to get the song out of his head and into a demo. It took just a day and half, playing all the instruments himself, to write and record the single.
Foster credits much of his songwriting success to years of work with Logic Pro, which, by the time he wrote "Pumped Up Kicks," had become his main creative instrument. "When I switched over to Logic, my songwriting changed drastically because it opened my eyes to being able to do a lot of things in one place," he says. "Not just play piano, but put the bass part in. Not just lay in the bass, but put a drum pattern in. It also allowed me to learn various producer tricks that don't have much to do with songwriting but really affect the overall listening experience."
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