Thanks to http://www.acapellas4u.co.uk/ I've been experimenting with some acapellas recently, following a glut of writers block. They've helped immensely and I'd recommend the site to any producers similarly struggling with sources of inspiration. Anyway, here's what happened when Jay Z met a lesser known Stevie Wonder track:
Few electronic music genres fail to benefit from the pumping, sucking sound of side chain compression, yet it is one of those effects which many new producers struggle to get to grips with
I've been a little quiet on here recently, but that's mainly due to a renewed focus on production. So, here's my latest - 'The Mack', which includes a tasty sample from Sir Mixalot... UPDATE: The Mack makes an appearance on a rather tasty mix from a good colleague of mine. Check out Persona1600's mix below … Continue reading New Track: The Mack – Update (Persona1600 mix)
Frustratingly, my G5 would be perfectly capable of running these pieces of software (and Apple's new operating system, no doubt). Apple have simply closed their doors to what was once hailed as the most powerful consumer computing platform around.
This week, I've been experimenting with the EVOC20 Logic vocoder, mastering and, for the first time ever, some harmonies. From my own mouth. Sorry. For those interested, this track features elements of 'I Can't Wait' by 'New Shooz'.
Anyone who makes music will know the eternal frustration that comes from listening to the same eight bars of a melody or bass line 300 times in a row
Without fail, every track I've written has at least one mistake in it somewhere (some may argue it lasts the duration of the song).
Very nearly got bored enough to drop this half way through production. Stuck with it though... the end result is somewhat underwhelming, but ear chewing gum nonetheless.
In my late teens I made a very conscious (although difficult) decision to pursue a path in IT rather than music. The latter seemed a little too unattainable, if I'm honest, although that's code for 'I was too lazy to bother'.