Bob Power Teaching Private Mixing Seminar At Massive Sound, NY

I just found out that throughout the months of October and early November 2007 Bob Power and other studio legends Chris Athens, Chris Muth, and Daniel Wyatt will be conducting intensive 8 hour private seminars limited to only 12 students per day.  The price may seem a little steep at $500 per person or $300 … Read more

Shondrae Makes Beat Live At Producer’s Ball

Shondrae (Ciara, Ludacris, Kelis, 8Ball & MJG) crafts a beat live on stage using an Akai MPC 2000XL at the Producer’s Balls which took place at Justin’s in Atlanta, GA.  It’s crazy to hear him recreate a hit while telling the creative process behind the composition.  Another plus is watching how much fun he seems … Read more

Five Lessons Learned From Upgrading Digidesign’s Pro Tools

So I broke down, caved in, joined the bandwagon or whatever you want to call it.  Although there are arguably better choices for home recording, at the end of the day I just couldn’t resist the call of Digidesign’s Pro Tools.  I’ve had extremely great experience using Steinberg’s Cubase and Adobe Audition, so hopefully in … Read more

Hank Shocklee Interview w/ Cool’Eh Magazine

Hank Shocklee happens to be one of my favorite producers of all time, so when I ran across the interview in which he comments on J Dilla, I almost lost my mind!  it’s fascinating to hear him discuss the "intangible" elements that contribute to an artists longevity and some his classic studio moments. Check the … Read more

Sampling School 101

I have to give major props to my man Void from the Crate Kings forums for passing this little gem my way. Here’s a video mix broken up it into two volumes that might just be able to partially satisfy (or most likely fuel) your appetite for original breaks and samples.