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Erik Jackson Presents – The Essential 808 Review

Erik Jackson Presents – The Essential 808 Review The Roland TR-808 Rhythm Composer; the quintessential drum machine of the early 1980’s that put a stamp in hip hop production. With these sounds we all assume to know what to expect. But sound designer/producer Erik Jackson samples his own drum machine with an addition of masterly […]

Is Investing in Knowledge More important than Equipment?

Is Investing in Knowledge More important than Equipment? What’s going on MM! AG with another post for you guys. Today I want to know if you think its more important to have plenty gear or to know when and why to use it? I would have to go with the latter. Having tons of music […]

Building a Drum Kit with Akai MPC Renaissance/ MPC Studio

Building a Drum Kit with MPC Renaissance/ MPC Studio Hi there, this is Andy from MPC-Samples.com, A.K.A MPC-Tutor with my first post on MaschineMasters.com. I’m known for my work with MPCs, but just like many of us these days I’m rocking multiple beat making machines rather than relying exclusively on a single ‘workhorse’ – whether […]

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 […]

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 […]

Producer Tips: Picking the Perfect Drum Samples

Picking the right drums can make or break your track. I guess I’m lucky because I was taught this from the very beginning. When I started messing around with drum machines I had to rely on a equalizer to kind of boost up the sounds from the drum machine. The TR-808 was tricky because it […]

Beat Making Technique(s)

Greetings and salutations ladies & gentleman. Madden Miles here. I’d like to take an opportunity to start utilizing this blog and really get some dialog going. The thing I want to know.. And this is awesome because every one is different in their respective approach is… What do you start with first? The melody/sample? Or […]

Do We Need A Producers Union?

“We need a UNION!!!” This is a subject that has been floating around the producer community recently. It was 1st mentioned by !llmind on twitter last month and molded into a real life idea with producer manager, Ivan of 1 Shot Management. Basically saying that new producers are getting underpaid to do major label work. […]

Beatstars.com Site Review

Beatstars.com Site Review In the new age of the internet, as music producers it is important to have a presence. We are a business as soon as we upload a track and sell it. Paypal collects payment, and instantly money in your account. But like any business it requires time, setup, and management to stay […]


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