DUB FX LIVE ON AMSTERDAM
How about being creative with no 10000 dollars equipment. I’m not even a fan of beatboxin since I find it funny (not in a good way) and pointless, but this guy’s idea of loopin live tracks to form an entire song makes the discipline definitively more significant. This is how it should be done.
DIEGO STOCCO – BASSOFORTE
Some Italian genius here. You should watch all of his youtube clips. While smoking.
“Few days ago I started thinking about how I could re-purpose the keyboard of the dismantled piano I keep in the garden, so I thought to build a new instrument by combining it with some other parts I had laying around.
I ended up with this mechanical hybrid thing I thought to call “Bassoforte” (bass + pianoforte).
The neck is from a broken electric bass, as a bridge I used a cabinet handle, the pickups are from a guitar, and the part at the top where the strings are attached is a chimney cap, which works as resonator as well as percussive sound.
The track I created is a tribute to my Dad who is a big fan of Western comic books and “spaghetti western” films, and because of him I am too.”
HOW TO – SMACK MY BITCH UP
Nice video if you have not seen it yet.
If you want a more in depth analysis of the track check out MAKING OF “THE PRODIGY – Smack my Bitch up” IN ABLETON BY JIM PAVLOFF. It’s a nice basic Ableton Live tutorial, gives you cool hints not only about looping and sampling but also about separating frequencies and panning your tracks to make your song sound less muddy and more pro.
BOON DOC: DRUM PROGRAMMING TIPS (To quantize or not to quantize)
If you’re into hip hop production you should already know Boonie Mayfield’s youtube channel. I found this video particularly interesting because it explains in a quick and simple way the basic principles of timing swing and velocity quantization. If you are interested in making your track sound less “Swizz Beatz 2000″ and more “Q tip 1993″, turn on your MPC and watch this 2 parts clip.
ALAN BRAXE EXPLAINS THE MAKING OF “INTRO”
This video isn’t much popular probably due to his generic title. Monsieur Quême shows us how to use an Emu SP 1200 to make a super commercial hit without sounding wack as the recent Bob Sinclair (NH).