There is now a solution for those of you that don’t want to drop the significant cash investment on a Pro Tools control surface such as the Command 8. Programmer Alex le Lievre of Far Out Labs has created a pretty amazing program that enables users to control Mac OS X enabled Pro Tools LE, … Read more
Just when you thought the MPC couldn’t have new features added to it, the kind engineering type folks over at Akai Pro have announced the release of the MPC 5000! I suppose this should be of no surprise since the 4000 model was discontinued a little while back, but I never expected them to add … Read more
West Coast production legend BattleCat gives a much needed tutorial on how to properly rock the talkbox.
Now you can makes beats in between intense on the go gaming sessions. The trailer is crazy!
Ok so I’m about a month late with this one, but who actually has time to keep checking the Digidesign website for updates? Remember the original posts Five Lesson Learned From Upgrading Digidesign’s Pro Tools and our shared frustrations about further deadline pushbacks? Well, after months of agony and mean spirited teasing, the audio bullies … Read more
Every day I’m amazed at the new technologies and innovations offered to musicians and artists. It’s a no brainer that audio production hardware and software become more powerful by the minute. What makes this even better is that music production is no longer limited to the privileged few, but now anyone with a creative itch … Read more
Every time I saddle up to bang some beats out of my Akai MPC 2000XL the internal debate arises inside of me about how the greatest pieces of Hip-Hop production equipment would stack up when lined up alongside each other. Obviously, in terms of technical specifications, the latest technology with win out every time; however, … Read more
Hank Shocklee, Pete Rock, Ski, and Lord Finesse reminisce about the wonders and magic behind the classic SP-1200 sampler. Get out your notebooks and prepare for some production candy as these guys talk about filtering basslines with half inserted line jacks and ways to cheat limited sample time. Check The Article – The Dirty Heartbeat … Read more
Apparently cell phone customers are on the run nowadays. Last week I received a personal call from a Sprint rep asking me to re-up my contract for another 2 years in exchange for a $10 monthly billing credit. Being naturally afraid of commitment, I rejected the offer and immediately began pondering what other ego boosting … Read more
Studio mastermind DJ Quik talks about the wonders of the Akai MPC 3000 and customizing equipment. Nice studio footage here.