David “Fingers” Haynes steps further away from his Alesis HR-16B and Korg Nanopad to pick up the NI Maschine and give another demonstration of his finger drumming mastery. Stay on the lookout as the drummer promises a breakdown of his sound placement in an upcoming video series. An explanation for sound placement will be in … Read more
Elevator Hip-Hop drops a compilation/all-star highlight film of the beatsmiths who performed during last producer showcase to take place at Fat Beats L.A. Among the producers to take the stage and flex their skills were Exile, Rhettmatic, House Shoes, J-Thrill, Science, Jon Wayne, Aspect 1, Pudge, Ras G, Dibiase, and Shafiq Husayn.
Dibiase grabs his Roland SP-404 and goes to work at Fat Beats L.A. during an in-store producer showcase, which took place during the last days of the famed retail store.
Another old school Cool Edit Pro/Adobe Audition user, Philthy Beats Aka Phillip Drummond goes through the process of making a beat from scratching including sample chopping, filtering, and programming drums shortcuts before moving into a discussion of shifting notes, variations in velocity, and layering sounds.
Finger drumming master David “Fingers” Haynes finally returns with another video demonstrating his unique talent. This time Haynes talks about his transition from the Alesis HR-16B to the Korg Nanopad before jumping into his personal rendition of Jay Z’s “Show Me What You Got”.
Western Massachusetts hip-hop fans know the name and reputation of DJ Roddy Rod. Oddisee captured some footage of the Maspyke and Diamond District producer as he went to work with his Akai MPC2500 at Maryland’s Omega studios.
From vinyl to the MPC, producer Disko Dave returns with a well thought out video showcasing the making of his instrumental entitled “Smile Again”.
Producer Ayatollah drops by Fat Beats NY for for a live in-store beat session using the same MPC 60 that was used in the creation of his upcoming 3 Disc album “Live From The MPC 60”.
JD takes a couple of shots at viewers who didn’t appreciate his last in-studio video then digs into his personal collection of breakbeat compilations in search of the perfect kick drum sound before heading to the studio to make another beat.
It’s been a while since Jermaine Dupri delivered an in-studio video. Here he takes a short break from his “24 hour champagne diet” to head into the studio and construct a quick instrumental.