Murda Inc. head Irv Gottit talks about the importance of DJ’s , promoting your music, and advice for new artists. Towards the end he stresses the importance of loving what you do, especially with the record industry becoming increasingly difficult.
Here’s your chance to see the master live and in person. On April 20th, 2008 at the Hollywood Guitar Center location, Soul Brother Pete Rock will offer an free evening of insight, tips, and experiences for producers and beatmakers. To make this even more exciting, Just Blaze, 9th Wonder, DJ Revolution, are also DJ Nu-Mark … Read more
Are you keeping up with music trends and constantly improving your knowledge? It’s only natural to forget things or let certain skills slide after not using them for a while. It’s even easier to delude yourself into thinking that creativity is all that matters and that you already have the necessary technical training to make … Read more
I’ve always believed that theoretical topics have very important practical applications, especially when it comes to recording sound. For many aspiring musicians and producers, having a functional DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) is enough to suffice, but for those who really want to take their recording to the next level, it is necessary to have at … Read more
9th Wonder talks about his reasons for using Fruity Loops, beatmakers who disrespect his production style, and critics who attempt to define his sound. He also talks about working with different artists and cerebral vs. soulful approaches to making music. Note: 9th admits to jacking open drums from other producer’s records…. hmmm.
Zoom-In Online presents award winning engineering wizard Bob Power as he details the various incarnations of music producers, his personal musical evolution, and the importance of ongoing education and improvement. Power also goes in detail about the creative virtues of Macintosh and working with Apple’s Logic Studio 8. If you don’t recognize his name yet, … Read more
Scott Storch discusses the importance of tuning kick drums and experimentation to achieve a proper mix. He also goes on to offer advice about changing the key of a track in order to allow contrast for speakers to accurately represent lower frequencies. In the second segment, Storch goes on to address concerns relating to the … Read more
Another beat making banger from my man Su-Preme from Sunz of Man! Always delivering the perfect balance of instruction and entertainment, every time he drops a video, I’m immediately inspired to go grab the MPC and get to work. This time around Preme rocks the MPC 2500 and shows everyone the ins and outs of … Read more
45 King serves up a little production advice along with insight into how he made the beats for Eminem’s “Stan”, Jay Z’s “Hard Knock Life”, Queen Latifah’s “Ladies First”, Latee’s “This Cuts Got Flavor, and his own “The 900 Number”. Perhaps the best advice was that “sometimes it’s just luck”… after all, the beat for … Read more
This one is long, but it’s worth it. DJ Mpact breaks down just about everything having to do with the talkbox including recommended equipment, usage, plus a breakdown of the style and playing techniques used by Roger Troutman. Also visit The Talkbox FAQ and pic up a few notes about how to get the authentic … Read more