Sweat The Technique 3

Sweat the Technique 3

What’s up Maschine Masters! Welcome to the 3rd installment of Sweat the Technique! From our previous episodes you know STT offers some very valuable producer tips and this one is no different. This time we got up with super producers Jimi Kendrix, Mike Kalombo, Foreign Allegiance and Anno Domini. Don’t just read, take this information and apply it! After all this is what helped these guys become successful. Hopefully it will work for you as well.


jimi-kendrixJimi Kendrix – Grammy Award Winning

Production Credits – Jay Z, 50 Cent, Tupac, Rick Ross, Ace Hood, Swizz Beatz, WuTang

“Great thing to do is just play.. play with different ideas, melodies etc. a lot of times they will carve themselves out. Come from all angles. If you’re not a musician, have musicians around you. They are your artillery. Get them to play your chords, drums etc. Always record more than you need so you will have more to work with. Remember workflow equals cashflow” – Jimi Kendrix




mike pianoMike Kalombo – Super Producer/ Youtube Personality

Production Credits – worked with Usher, Monica, Da Brat, Jenna Marbles

“Youtube is like my mentor .  It has made me the person I am today . What’s better than having the world criticize your work. If that don’t make you stronger and better, I’m sure it’s gonna make you pick another career. In other words positive and negative comments has helped me be more creative and versatile in my music . I have no regrets cause it’s got me this far in my career. The key is constant effort . When you’re winning keep working like you’re losing” – Mike Kalombo



Foreign Alliance02Foreign Allegiance – Super Producers

Production Credits – Big Krit, Curren$y, Lacrae, Pusha-T, Jim Jones, MTV, VH1

“One thing that helped us become better producers is learning about DJ’ing. Once we started getting into DJ’ing we started to see what tempo’s and songs moved the crowd. You get to see what the people respond to 1st hand instead of playing a guessing game. So now when we actually make music or do a remix we understand where it fits in or if we intentionally don’t want it to fit in because we’re just being creative. As creators sometimes we can get so creative and over create and wonder why it isn’t working in certain environments. That’s fine if you get creative as possible, it’s just about knowing where your creation fits in.” – Foreign Allegiance



Anno DominiAnno Domini – Multi Platinum Producer

Production Credits – 50 Cent, Snoop Dogg, Rick Ross, Kool G Rap, Wu-Tang, D12

“After composing a new track I always leave at least a day before doing the mixing and mastering so that I can approach it with a fresh set of ears. When you’ve listened to the same sounds for a few hours your ears can start phasing out certain frequencies. It’s a good idea to run your final mix through a few different outputs too including a set of standard headphones and your car speakers to make sure they sound on point. Most people won’t be listening to your track on a fancy set of studio monitors after all!” – Anno Domini



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