"Instead of following the herd of desperate producers trying to get on the radar of a legendary rapper like JAY-Z, why not just look for the next JAY-Z?"
"He didn't know how huge it would be at the time."
"It was kind of a weird process."
The complete history of one of the best samples of all time.
As gender continues to fade behind equality and the burgeoning notion of identity, the culture will eventually change.
The internet's opening up ways for producers to make music their full-time job that were previously unimaginable.
From "Control" to the brand new "Grown Ass Kid," you could make a classic hip-hop album from the dopeness that an uncleared sample killed.
Though the name Isao Tomita is likely new to you, he's certainly responsible for huge amounts of your favorite music.
From "Stay Fly" to "Int'l Player's Anthem" and much more, DJ Paul and Juicy J are some of the best to ever flip a sample.
Sometimes a sample becomes the center of an entire song—just ask Kanye or The Diplomats.
AKAI PROFESSIONAL has announced the latest incarnation of its' award winning controller, the MPC. The newest version, entitled the MPC Touch, is exactly as the name implies as it features a 7" touch screen that revolutionizes the famous controller. Watch the new tutorial series from Akai which shows many of the new features and functions and how to use the new intuitive device.
Native Instruments has again provided the producers of the world with a new virtual unique piano: UNA CORDA. It is based on a 64-key upright piano. It mentions that unlike standard pianos, who use more than one string per key, this piano is unusual in that it has just one string per key.
Akai Professional has teamed up with one of his most prolific MPC users in AraabMusik to release its first artist Series Expansion Pack. The expansion includes over 1.3GB of samples and kits/melodics, all pre-mapped into MPC programs for instant availability and music production.
The space of finger drumming is growing and its thanks to newcomers like Shawn Wasabi. Not long ago, we covered a new software company named Melodics, whose main objective is to help you practice your finger drumming skills. it is a growing field of live performance indeed in the digital space and it can only keeps growing with more talented guys like Wasabi. Check out this quick performance video after the jump.
Native Instruments wants to help you use your Maschine to its full potential. That is why it has come out with a series called Trutorials. These are short webisodes that gives you useful and creative techniques for production with a Maschine.
The NI Team continues releasing brand new soundpacks for users of its popular Maschine Production Stations to keep things fresh for aspiring producers when making new tracks and beats. The newest MASCHINE Expansion for some serious techno-style synths and samples is called Cavern Floor and it comes with lots of new presets within Massive & Prism to make these sounds really pop. Check out the details after the jump!
Native Instruments has released its' latest collaboration with musician, producer and inventor, Tim Exile. The release is entitled "FLESH" and it allows the user to create production elements like basslines and melodies using rhythmic material. The FLESH utilizes advanced algorithms to transform the source material thru re-synthesis. Like the previous Tim Exile & NI collaborations, "The Finger" & "The Mouth", FLESH is powered by Reaktor.