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10 Simple Steps to Become a Successful Music Producer

10 Simple Steps to Become a Successful Music Producer Let’s face it, not many of us will go on to become Grammy Award winning producers. Probably not even have the opportunity to place our production with major artists. Don’t be discouraged. The great thing is that having placements with artists is not all that’s available to […]

Is your Studio Clean or Messy?

Is your Studio Clean or Messy? Whats up MM! AG back with another quick observation post. This one on studio tidiness. I discovered a while back that the state of my studio determined the workflow and the mood of my music. How do you keep your studio and which do you prefer? When I think […]

Does Better Equipment = Better Beats

Does Better Equipment = Better Beats Yo yo what up MM! Your man AG here with another one. A lot of us are guilty of gear lust, including myself. Being that The NAMM Show 2014 (show where vendors introduce their upcoming product releases to the public) is right around the corner. I want to know […]

How Old is TOO Old to Rap or Produce?

How Old is TOO Old to Rap or Produce? Whats good MM! Got a quick question for you guys. This one is directed towards the 90’s babies and earlier. Without me giving up my age I remember getting my first Public Enemy cassette tape It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back when I […]

Have the Balls to Do it!

Have the Balls to Do it! Whats up MM! AG back fresh off New Years break. Hope you all are sticking to your 2014 resolutions for at least the first week. Had a lil something that I wanted to discuss today. No disrespect to the females in our community (yes we have several). But this is […]

Producer Tips: Picking the Perfect Drum Samples pt.2

Producer Tips: Picking the Perfect Drum Samples pt.2 In part 1 of Picking the Perfect Drum Samples I talked about some of the techniques used when it it came to picking the right drums for your production. Over the years I’ve seen the market grow with these producer kits that give you thousands of drums […]

Beat Arrangement: Make Your Tracks More Exciting

Beat Arrangement: Make Your Tracks More Exciting What is going to make your track stand out more than the next producer? Is it the sample chops, sound/drum selection, the mix? We are the creators of soundscapes, nowadays more and more people are listing to instrumentals without vocals. Producers are being considered “artist” just as they […]

The Hidden Dangers of Pirated Software

The Hidden Dangers of Pirated Software [Disclaimer: Maschine Masters does not promote the support of illegally downloaded materials also known as PIRATING] Let’s face it, most of us, if not all of us, use one or another source of music/sound based software that has not been purchased legally. Hell, for the cost of many of […]

How To Get Out Of Beat Block And Get Re-Inspired

How To Get Out Of Beat Block And Get Re-Inspired Inspiration can come at any moment. For us beat makers and producers, each time we are trying to make that 1 hit! or that banging ass beat that everyone will love! But what happens if nothing coming to mind? What if your just not feeling […]

Why The Hell Are We Making Music?

What’s the word everyone? It’s been a minute… Although, not too long of a minute, but enough to be considered a minute regardless. I hope all is well with everyone, and felt especially inspired to write a blog post and get myself back in action around these parts. Music surrounds us in every single way… […]

On the Spot 6 Mixtape