As I trundled back towards the park entrance, the wind dropped to a whisper and it was then I realised I'd forgotten something essential.
It occurred to me the other day that I've been making music for over fifteen years. That's quite a long time for what has (typically) been a solitary and (always) non-profitable affair. I have therefore decided to document a brief history of my bedroom studio, foccusing both on its contents and my creative journey (ouch, … Continue reading A history of bedroom production – Part 1
Yes, for $149 you can become a bedroom BT.
This was my second visit to the music/game/you-name-it-we-got-it store and I was met with the exact same problem. What do you buy at HMV these days?
He whistles by most of our ears unnoticed, with only a few gear headed geeks like me aware of his omniprescense in and continuing influence on popular music.
Hip Hop producers will love it and will be able to create sparkling productions completely within Maschine itself, with no need to switch to a DAW. Me? Not quite so simple, unfortunately.
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.