Pyramid West interviews RJD2 to discuss some of his upcoming projects, musical direction, and favorite production tools, Akai MPC and Pro Tools. RJD2 also touches on the difficulties in sustaining a record label and recent opportunities for artists to release their own music. I spent so long having a boss that I’m very reticent to … Read more
RJD2 quickly shows his tour setup then explains how he hacked together a wireless MPC controller for use during live performances. The controller consists of a Korg padKontrol, wireless battery powered MIDI transmitter, 9 volt batttery soldered to a power connector, gorilla glue, and more. Did we mention that it also has a custom built … Read more
Get ready for another case of studio Envy. RJD2 first shows of his skills in the kitchen, then reveals some of the jewels contained in his home studio. [via SG]
Producer RJD2 talks about the process of putting a record together and building a beat into a song. He also addresses the transition of moving from being a studio musician to working with a live band with release of The Third Hand.
Ohio native RJD2 talks about creative experimentation, digging for samples, and the occasional use of live instrumentation. He has a very interesting standpoint on the sonic ideal that he’s looking to create by drawing his inspiration from Hip-Hop records from ’88 to 93 era. Was also refreshing to see him list MF Doom as one … Read more