From sample to fully constructed beat, producer 88-Keys runs through a collection of vinyl then begins chopping on his trusty Akai MPC3000, which he’s owned since age 15. I purposely didn’t bring any of my old stuff, cuz I have new ears now.
The makers of West Coast Theory went in-studio with Aftermath producer Focus. The producer offers a peek into his recording environment and explains his approach to creating music, thoughts on software, and experience working with Dr. Dre. Throughout the interview Focus illustrates his process of crafting a beat from working with the original sample to layering … Read more
Producer Dot Da Genius shows off his studio setup while highlight the process of creating a new instrumental track from scratch. [via HHM]
Producers Exile and Teeko unite for a live, on-stage practice session.
From drum samples to track foundation, producer Statik Selektah goes in-studio with Quite Nyce and Seek of RADIx to complete a song. [via NR]
Armed with only a MPC 2000XL and a turntable, Kev Brown flips a sample from Sheb Wooley’s Warm and Wooley album during a live in-store appearance at Fat Beats LA.
Ski Beatz MPC SP d950 warping get your warp game up chopping and sampling Move over Roland MV-8800, Ski Beatz like Ableton. Today I’mma show you guys I make a beat using Ableton Live, totally different from how you make a beat using Ablteon Live. Producer Ski Beatz professes his newfound love for Ableton Live … Read more
Showbiz (D.I.T.C., Showbiz & AG) gives a quick demo of his skills using an Akai MPC2500.
Part 2 Truly Yours‘s interview with Exile features the producer discussing finger drumming on school desks, traffic light buttons, and, of course, the MPC2000XL. “I was a finger drumming fiend. I’d even like just sit there like a fool with my head up a against the metal crosswalk button thing.”
The 11 year old producer turns 12. VohnBeatz breaks down the making of his latest creation using Propellerhead Reason.