Category: Music Production

10 Best Audio Interfaces

Choosing the right audio interface that will meet your requirements and expectations might be a bit of a difficult task to fulfill considering the great variety of them available on the market nowadays. And besides there are other things that need to be taken into consideration too such as input and output configurations, connectivity types, formats, etc. In order to significantly narrow down your selection among all the types and brands of audio interfaces we have singled out the top 10 best audio interfaces thus making your purchase much easier and faster. Before starting our list of top 10...

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Q&A with Manager of SampleSwap

In this exclusive interview Canton Becker curator and founder of SampleSwap.Org took time out to give us a brief run down about this cool sampling site he maintains.. Q. MRCPROMO: What is SampleSwap? A. CANTON: SampleSwap is a lovingly maintained collection of audio samples and loops that I’ve been carefully curating since 1999. All of its sounds can be explored and downloaded for free. The site is entirely supported by donations. Q. MRCPROMO: Are you also a musician? A. CANTON: I’ve been an electronic musician since the 80’s. You can hear my work at here. I’ve always loved sampling,...

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J Dilla Inspired Techniques 8 Video

J Dilla Inspired Techniques by VerySickBeats In this vid, we examine a one of my all time favorite beats from the legendary J Dilla where he uses a slick variation in his drum pattern. Dilla could play drums and it’s evident in his drum programming especially during the time he was mainly known as Jay Dee. The technique is demonstrated on my MPC 2000xl but the concept can be transferred to any hardware or software. This is only one of many J Dilla techniques, but if you listen to his production on Busta Rhymes song called “The Shining” from...

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Q&A with DJ Lord Ron

You may know of him from his production with the iconic Guru of Gangstarr, Group Home or Big Shug, other famous emcees he’s blessed with tracks are Krumsnatcha, Wildelux, C-Rayz Walz and more.. You might have seen him out spinning wax in the L.A. club scene, or at a park event or on urban radio ect. ect.. here’s the update on what the homie’s been up too lately. Check it out yall.. team MRC chops it up with the legendary dj/producer Lord Ron.. Q. MRCPROMO: Peace Lord Ron thanks for taking time out for our readers, how are you...

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Q&A with TechMuze Academy Dezz Asante

TechMuze Academy is a school for music producers based in Ontario Canada. Specializing in music and technology, the TechMuze Academy offers a diverse variety of classes  providing the most up-to date advice about the music industry. TechMuze initially began as a podcast, that facilitated an interactive community that focused on sharing and promoting information about the producing industry. Now TechMuze has transformed into a prestigious academy that teaches independent musicians on topics such as music production and marketing. The courses available at TechMuze Academy provide producers on the technicalities of the craft, how to creatively develop your own music and...

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Producer Confidence Opens The “School Of Confidence” Online Beat Training

  Since man first cracked two sticks together, then tightened an animal skin over a log, rhythm and music have been the universal language for mankind. From aristocrats to commoners music soothes the soul and sparks our emotional imagination. Today hip-hop music is one of the most influential forms of music on the planet. Globally defining how we think, shop, dress and live! Today’s music producer embodies a combination of resources to create music; including deejay / selector, drummer and orchestral skills. Holding his new 250MB SCSI Zip Drive from Big Noise MPC in the picture above, Confidence can...

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Akai Pro Releases iMPC Music Production App For The iPad ~ MPC 2000XL Emulation

The legendary performance, timing and sound generated by Akai’s family of MPC’s (Music Production Center) continues to gain popularity with producers young and old. There has been a resurgence back to the hardware as new-school producers learn that the timing and sound generated by the original drum machine is much better then software sequencers. Having said that, there is still definitely an effective use for software beat machines in your production environment. Workflow within the BOX is much more efficient when it comes to arraigning sounds, sketching out beats or tracks. This latest iMPC offering by Akai Pro looks...

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Akai MPC Upgrade Kits ~ CF-2000XL & MC-2000XL CF/SD Media Card Readers

Akai MPC 2000XL MCD Card Readers now back in stock – get yours now! When it comes to dropping tight beats there is one machine that stands out as the most popular for many producers, both armature and professional; that’s the Akai MPC. The MPC series has been an essential component of underground hip-hop production ever since Pete Rock became the poster-aficionado for Akai in the 90’s. Back in the 90’s the Floppy Drive was fast new technology allowing us to store beats and sequences on disk. We got real excited when the HD Floppy came out – man...

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DJ DN3 “Drum Collection Vol.01″ Exclusive Release by Big Noise MPC ~ Hip-hop Drums

Hip-hop Drum Samples: Big Noise MPC is proud to announce the exclusive worldwide release of DJ DN3’s drum sample kit titled “Drum Collection Vol.01“. This drum kit comprising some of DJ DN3‘s favorite sounds was accumulated over the course of a few years. Some sounds were lifted and crafted from some vinyl. Some are raw chops, some are EQ’ed to DN3’s taste. These hip-hop drum samples were used in Fruity Loops, the Akai MPC 1000, and the Native Instruments Maschine respectively. This amazing kit features an array of thumpy kicks, tight snares, claps, crispy hi-hats, percussion, crashes and a...

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