Black Milk Interview: Diggin’ Deep In Detroit

Interview by Maze of Diggers Spot During the last years, producer Black Milk representin’ Detroit turned out to be an insider due to his unique production style and sound. While other producers focused on synthesizer sounds and recycling of used-a-hundred-times-before loops, Black Milk was still getting his fingers dusty while diggin in the crates, always … Read more

Ryan Leslie Plays The Pocket Trumpet!

Always a flair for the dramatic, with the assistance of an Amex Black card, Ryan Leslie has a pocket trumpet couriered to his studio for the completion of a track. Pay no attention to the improvised dancing and lip syncing, but take note of the stripped down workspace and KRK monitors, simplicity is a beautiful … Read more

One Stop Shop Producers Conference 2007 Footage

Here’s footage from the One Stop Shop Producer’s Conference that took place last year presented by Sha Money XL.  Looks to be a great opportunity for networking with producer, A&R panels, beat battles, and numerous chances for speak with other industry pros like No I.D., Swizz Beatz, Havoc, DJ Premier, Hi-Tek, and The Alchemist.  

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