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Old 10-23-2004, 12:43 PM
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Hello nice people,
I'll try to be short and to the point. My son and friends are setting up a Hip Hop production biz.
I'd love to help ...and will, as far as recording acoustic sources/mixing and mastering goes.
However, with all these Roland/Akai/Yamaha, etc, boxes out there, I haven't a clue what to suggest.
Guess we are looking for a "one box" solution of a higher quality and flexibility. To create the beats, so to speak
-sequencer/sampler/synthesis/multiple outputs/Load and save through CDR;DVD-R...
So, what should be we looking at ? And, what to avoid ??

any help and advice would be highly appreciated,
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Old 10-23-2004, 12:54 PM
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lemix, my main man, as you know I'm not a hip bouncer...

It might be me that's a bit slow (too much aquavit in the B&G perhaps) but are you looking for hardware or software or both?

As far as software goes I like working with Reason, but I think Live would be great for working with loops and stuff. I've used both the version I got with my Mbox and the full version and I find it really easy to use and not to hard getting good results quick.
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Old 10-23-2004, 01:02 PM
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Stiff,
Hardware ONLY...thanx, dude...
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AKAI MPC2000 or a MPC4000
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Old 10-23-2004, 04:08 PM
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Thanx TheLP ,

I'll search. I've seen the 4000' going pretty $$high... what is the reason ??
Do you guys know of a Roland 909 ? I'm so lost in this field, that it makes me dizzy and stupid...
Need more info>>
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Might want to also check out the AKAI MPC1000 , which can now transfer samples to and from computer via USB, not to mention the Compact Flash card storage capability. I know a few hip-hop producer who have it and they absolutely love it, one of them sold his MPC4000 and got this instead.

The greatest hip-hop tracks are the simplest ones, imo. An MPC + good samples/vinyl + turntable + PT is a great start. Add something like Reason, Ableton Live or Kontakt in the equation and you're set. Good beats and good rhymes, s'what it boils down to.

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