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TaurusBeats Music On CMA Weekly Homework Podcast 105

Check out my track "Boss" on How we make Dance Music - CMA Weekly Homework Podcast #105

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Contact (short)

RnB Dance Beat, Sample Flip for Lease or Purchase

"Contact" Sample Flip Beat - Moody instruMental Music by Taurus M. James

Contact is a bright, upbeat, funky groove sample flip beat. 

"bright, upbeat, funky groove sample flip beat."

This is a bright, upbeat, funky groove sample flip beat that can be used for a television show theme, movie, film, video game, or commercial advertisement. I envisioned this as a film music piece. This short version uses various horn and bass chops of a blue-eyed soul sample.

Great fit: playing this track while driving on long road trips.

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Above 100

"Above 100" Original Dance Music - Moody instruMental Music by Taurus M. James 

Original 4-on-the-floor Dance Experimental Moody Instrumental Music by Taurus M. James

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Get Outta Here

"Get Outta Here" Original Dance Music Experiment - Moody instruMental Music by Taurus M. James 

Original 4-on-the-floor Dance Experimental Moody Instrumental Music by Taurus M. James

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The Hammer

"The Hammer" Sample Flip Beat Remix - Moody instruMental Music by Taurus M. James 

Sample Flip Beat Remix of Peter Gabriel Sledgehammer by TaurusBeats

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The Sheriff

"The Sheriff" Sample Flip Beat Remix Mashup - Moody instruMental Music by Taurus M. James 

Sample Flip Beat Remix Mashup of Bob Marley Eric Clapton I Shot The Sheriff by TaurusBeats

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Who Am I

"Who Am I" Original Dance Music - Moody instruMental Music by Taurus M. James 

Original Moody Instrumental Dance Music by Taurus M. James

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Another Kind Of Love

RnB Dance Beat, Sample Flip Piano Beat for Lease or Purchase

"Another Kind Of Love" Sample Flip Beat - Moody instruMental Music by Taurus M. James

Another Kind Of Love is a bright, upbeat, funky groove sample flip beat. 

"bright, upbeat, funky groove sample flippiano  beat."

This is a bright, upbeat, funky groove sample flip beat that can be used for a television show theme, movie, film, video game, or commercial advertisement. I envisioned this as a film music piece. This short version uses various horn and bass chops of a blue-eyed soul sample.

Great fit: playing this track while driving on long road trips.

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4 Down

"4 Down" Original, organic Beat - Moody instruMental Music by Taurus M. James

This is one of the original compositions in my Moody instruMental Music collection "CMA Beats" available for download here at TaurusBeats.com.

4 Down is a four-on-the-floor dance track that features piano and lush orchestration to create a mood that is serious, intens, romantic and impassioned.

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Souled Out Sample Flip Beat Video

Souled Out - Sample Flip Beat

Souled Out - Reason Beat Making, sample flip beat, instrumental music, sample flip hip hop beat

Beat making video - Sample Flip Beat - How to Make Beats - Souled Out Sample Flip Beat

Watch the Soul Traing Dancers groove to the Sample Flip Beat I made using Propellerhead Reason and the Yamaha DJX MIDI keyboard as a keyboard controller.

I made the beat in response to Daniel Licious FLIP THIS Vol. 4 -Can I get with 'ya? I made the video just for the heck of it. I love Soul Train and I just wanted to see what it would look like with the Soul Train Dancers groovin' to one of my beats.

Moody instruMental Music by Taurus M. James
"Je Suis Amor"
by Taurus M. James - ASCAP

Souled Out Sample Flip Beat Video Featuring Soul Train Dancers

Time: 10:00

This post is about: sample flip beat, Still Relevant, sample flip, Nancy Wilson, flip this sample, propellerhead, flip a sample, reason, beat, sample flipping, instrumental, sampled, hip hop, Akai, mpd32, m-audio, oxygen, flipping samples

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Souled Out

Hip Hop Beat, Sample Flip Beat, Party Beat

"Souled Out" Sample Flip Beat - Moody instruMental Music by Taurus M. James

This is one of the sample flip beats in my latest Moody instruMental Music collection "Christ Beats" available for you to download here at TaurusBeats.com. I made this as a Soul Train tribute and I even made another video featuring the Soul Train dancers grooving to this sample flip beat.

For this sample flip beat, I'm using Propellerhead Reason 6.5 and the Yamaha DJX MIDI keyboard as a controller to trigger all instrument sounds in Reason. Be sure to check out my Reason Beat Making Video Tutorials, where I show you how to make Moody instruMental Music and sample flip beats.

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How To Lock Akai MPD32 In Propellerhead Reason

How To Lock Akai MPD32 or Oxygen 25 Controller to a Device in Reason

This video shows how to lock a single USB/MIDI controller, like the the Akai MPD32, to a device in Propellerhead Reason, like the NN-XT Sdvanced Sampler (or any other Reason device).

Beatmaking tutorial - Akai MPD32 - Oxygen 25 - How to Lock MPD32 to a Device in Reason

In this video, I discuss:
- MPD32 USB/MIDI Controller
- Using Multiple Controllers (USB/MIDI control surfaces) in Reason
- Reason Preferences
- Having Multiple Controllers in Reason
- Using MIDI-only Keyboards as Controllers in Reason
- Step-by-step locking of Akai MPD32 to an NN-XT sampler in Reason

Time: 6:47

This post is about: Locking controllers, lock control surface, MPD32, Reason, Akai MPD32, Oxygen25, MPD32 setup, MPD, Oxygen 25, multiple controllers in reason

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POLISHED Sample Flip Beat Video

Make Beats with Reason: "Polished" Sample Flip Beat

This is one of the sample flip beats in my latest Moody instruMental Music collection "Stirred Not Shaken" and you can download it at TaurusBeats.com.

Watch me flip the sample and then add the piano parts and the rest of the instrumentation.

I'm using Propellerhead Reason 6.5 and the Yamaha DJX MIDI keyboard as a controller to trigger all instrument sounds in Reason. I'm showing you how to make Moody instruMental Music using Reason as I create another one of my Moody instruMental Music creations - "Polished".

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How To Setup Akai MPD32 In Propellerhead Reason

How To Get Akai MPD32 To Work With Reason

This video shows how to setup the Akai MPD32 to work in Propellerhead Reason, on a Windows-based PC.

Beatmaking tutorial - Akai MPD32 - How to seup MPD32 in Reason

In this video, I discuss:
- MPD32 USB/MIDI Controller
- MPD32 Driver Installation
- Reason Preferences
- Having Multiple Controllers in Reason
- Using MIDI-only Keyboards as Controllers in Reason
- Step-by-step setup of Akai MPD32 in Reason

Time: 11:15

This post is about: MPD32, Reason, Akai MPD32, MPD32 setup, MPD

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Pound Cake Remix Beat Structure Video Series Part 1

Learn How To Arrange Beats

In this Beatmaking tutorial video series, TaurusBeats covers Song Structure and How to arrange beat parts. Watch as TaurusBeats explains beat structure and arrangement, in detail, The Making of "CAKE" - the Moody Instrumental  Music (Mood Music) version of Pound Cake by Drake.

Pound Cake Moody Instrumental Music Beat Structure Arrangement - Part 1 of 5

Here's part 1 of the video series showing the making of the Moody Instrumental Music (Mood Music) Remix of Drake's Pound Cake and explaining the song structure / beat arrangement.

Beatmaking tutorial - Song Structure - How to arrange beat parts - The Making of the Moody Instrumental  Music (Mood Music) version of Pound Cake (Drake) - "Cake"

In This Beat Tutorial Video...

Beat Structure determined by Song Function and Music Genre
Reason behind my Moody Instrumental Music Structure
How I use Blocks in Propellerhead Reason 
Counting Bars (Measures) for each Song Section
Continuous buildup to a climax as song progresses
The First Verse Drop In Method

Pound Cake Moody Instrumental Music (Mood Music) Remix Beat Structure Arrangement Video Series Part 1

Time: 4:28

This post is about: Pound Cake, Drake, Remix, Hip Hop, Beat, Song, Arrangement, arrange, arranging

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Pound Cake Remix Beat Structure Video Series Part 3

Pound Cake Moody instruMental Music Beat Structure Arrangement - Part 3 of 5

Here's part 3 of the video series showing the making of the Moody instruMental Music Remix of Drake's Pound Cake and explaining the song structure / beat arrangement.

Beatmaking tutorial - Song Structure - How to arrange beat parts - The Making of the Moody instruMental Music version of Pound Cake (Drake) - "Cake"

Part 3:
- Moving the listener through the music
- Piano changes during verses
- Second verse
- Bridge
- Measure count per verse and bridge

Pound Cake Moody Instrumental Music Remix Beat Structure Arrangement Video Series Part 3

Time: 6:06

This post is about: Pound Cake, Drake, Remix, Hip Hop, Beat, Song, Arrangement, arrange, arranging

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Pound Cake Remix Beat Structure Video Series Part 4

Pound Cake Moody Instrumental Music Beat Structure Arrangement - Part 4 of 5

Here's part 4 of the video series showing the making of the Moody Instrumental Music Remix of Drake's Pound Cake and explaining the song structure / beat arrangement.

Beatmaking tutorial - Song Structure - How to arrange beat parts - The Making of the Moody Instrumental Music version of Pound Cake (Drake) - "Cake"

Part 4:
- Moving the listener through the music
- Continuous buildup to a climax as song progresses
- Second Chorus
- Chorus after bridge
- Climax, "drop-off" and exit
- Bridge breakdown, changes and buildup
- Removing and adding elements within bridge to make song dynamic

Pound Cake Moody Instrumental Music Remix Beat Structure Arrangement Video Series Part 4

Time: 7:28

This post is about: Pound Cake, Drake, Remix, Hip Hop, Beat, Song, Arrangement, arrange, arranging

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Pound Cake Remix Beat Structure Video Series Part 5

Pound Cake Moody Instrumental Music Beat Structure Arrangement - Part 5 of 5

Here's part 5 of the video series showing the making of the Moody Instrumental Music Remix of Drake's Pound Cake and explaining the song structure / beat arrangement.

Beatmaking tutorial - Song Structure - How to arrange beat parts - The Making of the Moody Instrumental Music version of Pound Cake (Drake) - "Cake"

Part 5:
- Measure counts for each part of the Cake arrangement
- Genre-s[ecific song arrangement formulas
- Hip-Hop arrangement formulas
- Music arrangement limited by time or radio format

Pound Cake Moody Instrumental Music Remix Beat Structure Arrangement Video Series Part 5

Time: 5:19

This post is about: Pound Cake, Drake, Remix, Hip Hop, Beat, Song, Arrangement, arrange, arranging

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The Sheriff Beat Walk-through Video Series Part 1

Learn by Watching

In this Beatmaking tutorial video series, TaurusBeats covers Song Structure and How to arrange beat parts. Watch as TaurusBeats walks through and explains , in detail, The Sheriff - Moody Instrumental  Music (Mood Music).

The Sheriff Moody Instrumental Music Beat Structure Arrangement - Part 1 of 5

Here's part 1 of the video series showing the making of the Moody Instrumental Music (Mood Music) Remix of Drake's Pound Cake and explaining the song structure / beat arrangement.

Beatmaking tutorial - Song Structure - How to arrange beat parts - The Making of the Moody Instrumental  Music (Mood Music) version of Pound Cake (Drake) - "Cake"

In This Beat Tutorial Video...

Beat Structure determined by Song Function and Music Genre
Reason behind my Moody Instrumental Music Structure
How I use Blocks in Propellerhead Reason 
Counting Bars (Measures) for each Song Section
Continuous buildup to a climax as song progresses
The First Verse Drop In Method

Pound Cake Moody Instrumental Music (Mood Music) Remix Beat Structure Arrangement Video Series Part 1

Time: 4:28

This post is about: Pound Cake, Drake, Remix, Hip Hop, Beat, Song, Arrangement, arrange, arranging

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Pound Cake Remix Beat Video Series Part 2

Making "Cake" (Part 2 of 5) - Moody instruMental Music Inspired by Drake's Pound Cake

Pound Cake Moody instruMental Remix Video Series - Part 2

Learn how to make instrumental music using Propellerhead Reason and the Yamaha DJX MIDI keyboard as a controller.

Part 2:
- Moving away from the original sample
- Building instrumental parts from sample
- Playing parts by ear
- Rhodes, Piano, Bass

Time: 5 minutes

This video is about: Pound Cake, Drake, Remix, Hip Hop, Beat, Song, Arrangement, arrange, Sample, how to make beats, instrumental beats, rap beats ,instrumental, reason, beats instrumental, instrumentals, music, music video, hip hop, Making of, rnb soul, Rap, yamaha djx

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Pound Cake Remix Beat Video Series Part 3

Making "Cake" (Part 3 of 5) - Moody instruMental Music Inspired by Drake's Pound Cake

Pound Cake Moody instruMental Remix Video Series - Part 3

Learn how to make instrumental music using Propellerhead Reason and the Yamaha DJX MIDI keyboard as a controller.

Part 3:
- Adding Bass line
- Importance of the Bass to the Groove
- Piano breakdown
- "Tagging" the original sample with piano melody

Time: 5:14

This video is about: Pound Cake, Drake, Remix, Hip Hop, Beat, Song, Arrangement, arrange, Sample, how to make beats, instrumental beats, rap beats ,instrumental, reason, beats instrumental, instrumentals, music, music video, hip hop, Making of, rnb soul, Rap, yamaha djx

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Pound Cake Remix Beat Video Series Part 4

Making "Cake" (Part 4 of 5) - Moody instruMental Music Inspired by Drake's Pound Cake

Pound Cake Moody instruMental Remix Video Series - Part 4

Learn how to make instrumental music using Propellerhead Reason and the Yamaha DJX MIDI keyboard as a controller.

Part 4:
- "Tagging" the original sample with piano melody
- Song structure for my Moody instruMental Music
- Song Climax
- Eliminating the original sample from the song

Time: 5:45

This video is about: Pound Cake, Drake, Remix, Hip Hop, Beat, Song, Arrangement, arrange, Sample, how to make beats, instrumental beats, rap beats ,instrumental, reason, beats instrumental, instrumentals, music, music video, hip hop, Making of, rnb soul, Rap, yamaha djx

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Pound Cake Remix Beat Video Series Part 5

Making "Cake" (Part 5 of 5) - Moody Instrumental  Music Inspired by Drake's Pound Cake

Pound Cake Moody Instrumental  Remix Video Series - Part 5

Learn how to make instrumental music using Propellerhead Reason and the Yamaha DJX MIDI keyboard as a controller.

Part 5:
- Final version of the song "Cake"

Time: 6:49

This video is about: Pound Cake, Drake, Remix, Hip Hop, Beat, Song, Arrangement, arrange, Sample, how to make beats, instrumental beats, rap beats ,instrumental, reason, beats instrumental, instrumentals, music, music video, hip hop, Making of, rnb soul, Rap, yamaha djx

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Sample Flipping Propellerhead Reason Video Series Part 1

This video can help you, if you want to know how to flip a sample using Propellerhead Reason NNXT to get the "fake MPC feel"

Sample Flipping Using Reason NNXT (Part 1/3) - Fake MPC Feel

Here's part 1 of the video series showing how to make a sample flip beat by flipping sample slices using the Propellerhead Reason NN-XT Advanced Sampler.

Sample Flip Beat - Beatmaking tutorial - Sample Flip - How to flip samples - Chopping Samples - NNXT - NN-XT Advanced Sampler

In this video, I show you "How I Reason" by covering the following:

Part 1:
- Importing ReCycle RX2 files into the NNXT
- Selecting all slices to tweak at once
- Setting up the "fake MPC feel" (sample cancelation and full slice playout)

Time: 5:54

Sample Flipping Propellerhead Reason Videos Series Part 1 Using NNXT (NN-XT) Fake MPC Feel

This video is about:

This video is about: sample chop, sample flip, flip a sample, chop a sample, sampling, music sampling, Sample Chopping, Sony Soundforge, Propellerhead, ReCycle, sample Flipping, Propellerheads, Reason, software Akai, MPD32, Pad controller

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Sample Flipping Propellerhead Reason Video Series Part 2

The NNXT Advanced Sampler in Propellerhead Reason allows more control over the samples when making sample flip beats. Use the pitch controls in the NNXT to discover sample flip patterns and tune your samples to the devices in Reason when necessary.

Sample Flipping Using Reason NNXT (Part 2 0f 3) - Sample Pitch controls

Here's part 2 of the video series showing how to make a sample flip beat by flipping sample slices using the Propellerhead Reason NN-XT Advanced Sampler.

Sample Flip Beat - Beatmaking tutorial - Sample Flip - How to flip samples - Chopping Samples - NNXT - NN-XT Advanced Sampler

In this video, I show you "How I Reason" by covering the following:

Part 2:
- Changing Sample Pitch
- Differences between Octave vs Semi vs Fine and how to use for sample flipping
- Tips on the benefits of having "irregular" sample chops

Time: 8:11

Sample Flipping Propellerhead Reason Videos Series Part 2 Using NNXT (NN-XT) Pitch Controls

This video is about: sample chop, sample flip, flip a sample, chop a sample, sampling, music sampling, Sample Chopping, Sony Soundforge, Propellerhead, ReCycle, sample Flipping, Propellerheads, Reason, software Akai, MPD32, Pad controller

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Sample Flipping Propellerhead Reason Video Series Part 3

The NNXT advanced sampler in Reason is packed woth features that allow you to manipulate samples in many ways. this is handy when sample flipping, especially when trying to control pitch and tempo of samples. Pitch controls in the NNXT also affect the tempo of samples and sample slices. Use this to your advantage when flipping a sample. What you discover may lead you into a totally different musical genre, just by changing the pitch and tempo of the sample slice.

Sample Flipping Using Reason NNXT (Part 3/3) - Fake MPC Feel

Here's part 3 of the video series showing how to make a sample flip beat by flipping sample slices using the Propellerhead Reason NN-XT Advanced Sampler.

Sample Flip Beat - Beatmaking tutorial - Sample Flip - How to flip samples - Chopping Samples - NNXT - NN-XT Advanced Sampler

In this video, I show you "How I Reason" by covering the following:

Part 3:
- Changing Sample Tempo (with pitch) and how to take advantage of the effects
- Sample Flipping vs Beat-matching or "looping" a sample

Time: 7:26

Sample Flipping Propellerhead Reason Videos Series Part 3 Using NNXT (NN-XT) Tempo Control

This video is about: sample chop, sample flip, flip a sample, chop a sample, sampling, music sampling, Sample Chopping, Sony Soundforge, Propellerhead, ReCycle, sample Flipping, Propellerheads, Reason, software Akai, MPD32, Pad controller

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Flo Piano Freestyle Video

Flo - Moody Instrumental Music

Flo - Make Beats w/ Reason, Yamaha DJX - Recording Piano Parts

Beatmaking video - Moody Instrumental Music - How to Make Beats - Flo

Watch me make moody instrumental music using Propellerhead Reason and the Yamaha DJX MIDI keyboard as a controller.

Here's a quick video of me recording piano parts for "Flo" - a Moody instruMental Music creation I'm working on for the Moody Grooves collection.

Moody instruMental Music by Taurus M. James
"Dlo"
by Taurus M. James - ASCAP

Time: 10:00

This post is about: Flo, Moody Grooves, moody instrumental music, piano, dance groove, instrumental music, how to make beats

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My Thoughts On Sampling and Making Sample Flip Beats

When I started making sample flip beats (beats with samples from other artists), it was never my intention to steal from the artists I sampled from. In fact, I thought of the derivative works I created as my personal tributes to the artists. Regardless of what I thought, I am convinced that my actions, specifically in posting the derivative works here on TaurusBeats.com with a price to download, were wrong.

Therefore, all beats, instrumentals, tracks, music, songs, (or whatever you want to call them) that contain samples from other artists will be downloadable at no charge. Also, derivative works that contain samples will not be available for licensing.

I cannot give you permission to use a derivative work that I have created, with a sample that I do not own, in your production. However, I will make the beats/music available for licensing WITHOUT the samples.

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Closer Sample Flip Beat Tutorial Video Series Part 1

Make Sampl Flip Beats with Reason: Making the Sample Flip Beat "Closer" (Part 1 of 6)

Closer Sample Flip Beat Part 1

Learn how to make sample flip beats using Propellerhead Reason and the M-Audio Oxygen25 USB/MIDI keyboard controller.

In this video, I show you "How I Reason" by covering the following:

In Part 1:
- Propellerhead Reason 4
- Slicing Samples in ReCycle 2.1
- Propellerhead ReCycle 2.1 Autoslice feature
- ReCycle 2.1 Transient Shaper
- Loading Samples into Reason 4 NN-XT Sampler
- Using MPD32 with Reason 4 to act as a "poor man's" MPC (Fake MPC Feel)
- Select Zone via MIDI feature in NN-XT

Time: 12 minutes

This video is about: sample chop, sample flip, flip a sample, chop a sample, sampling, music sampling, Sample Chopping, Sony Soundforge, Propellerhead, ReCycle, sample Flipping, Propellerheads, Reason, software Akai, MPD32, Pad controller

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Closer Sample Flip Beat Tutorial Video Series Part 2

Make Sampl Flip Beats with Reason: Making the Sample Flip Beat "Closer" (Part 2 of 6)

Closer Sample Flip Beat Part 2

Learn how to make sample flip beats using Propellerhead Reason and the M-Audio Oxygen25 USB/MIDI keyboard controller.

In this video, I show you "How I Reason" by covering the following:

In Part 2:
- Propellerhead Reason 4
- Slicing Samples in ReCycle 2.1
- Propellerhead ReCycle 2.1 Autoslice feature
- ReCycle 2.1 Transient Shaper
- Loading Samples into Reason 4 NN-XT Sampler
- Using MPD32 with Reason 4 to act as a "poor man's" MPC (Fake MPC Feel)
- Select Zone via MIDI feature in NN-XT

Time: 13:59

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Closer Sample Flip Beat Tutorial Video Series Part 3

Make Sampl Flip Beats with Reason: Making the Sample Flip Beat "Closer" (Part 3 of 6)

Closer Sample Flip Beat Part 3

Learn how to make sample flip beats using Propellerhead Reason and the M-Audio Oxygen25 USB/MIDI keyboard controller.

In this video, I show you "How I Reason" by covering the following:

In Part 3:
- Propellerhead Reason 4
- Slicing Samples in ReCycle 2.1
- Propellerhead ReCycle 2.1 Autoslice feature
- ReCycle 2.1 Transient Shaper
- Loading Samples into Reason 4 NN-XT Sampler
- Using MPD32 with Reason 4 to act as a "poor man's" MPC (Fake MPC Feel)
- Select Zone via MIDI feature in NN-XT

Time: 13:59

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Closer Sample Flip Beat Tutorial Video Series Part 4

Make Sampl Flip Beats with Reason: Making the Sample Flip Beat "Closer" (Part 4 of 6)

Closer Sample Flip Beat Part 4

Learn how to make sample flip beats using Propellerhead Reason and the M-Audio Oxygen25 USB/MIDI keyboard controller.

In this video, I show you "How I Reason" by covering the following:

In Part 4:
- Propellerhead Reason 4
- Slicing Samples in ReCycle 2.1
- Propellerhead ReCycle 2.1 Autoslice feature
- ReCycle 2.1 Transient Shaper
- Loading Samples into Reason 4 NN-XT Sampler
- Using MPD32 with Reason 4 to act as a "poor man's" MPC (Fake MPC Feel)
- Select Zone via MIDI feature in NN-XT

Time: 13:59

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Closer Sample Flip Beat Tutorial Video Series Part 5

Make Sample Flip Beats with Reason: Making the Sample Flip Beat "Closer" (Part 5 of 6)

Closer Sample Flip Beat Part 5

Learn how to make sample flip beats using Propellerhead Reason and the M-Audio Oxygen25 USB/MIDI keyboard controller.

In this video, I show you "How I Reason" by covering the following:

In Part 5:
- Propellerhead Reason 4
- Slicing Samples in ReCycle 2.1
- Propellerhead ReCycle 2.1 Autoslice feature
- ReCycle 2.1 Transient Shaper
- Loading Samples into Reason 4 NN-XT Sampler
- Using MPD32 with Reason 4 to act as a "poor man's" MPC (Fake MPC Feel)
- Select Zone via MIDI feature in NN-XT

Time: 13:59

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Closer Sample Flip Beat Tutorial Video Series Part 6

Make Sample Flip Beats with Reason: Making the Sample Flip Beat "Closer" (Part 6 of 6)

Closer Sample Flip Beat Part 6

Learn how to make sample flip beats using Propellerhead Reason and the M-Audio Oxygen25 USB/MIDI keyboard controller.

In this video, I show you "How I Reason" by covering the following:

In Part 6:
- Propellerhead Reason 4
- Slicing Samples in ReCycle 2.1
- Propellerhead ReCycle 2.1 Autoslice feature
- ReCycle 2.1 Transient Shaper
- Loading Samples into Reason 4 NN-XT Sampler
- Using MPD32 with Reason 4 to act as a "poor man's" MPC (Fake MPC Feel)
- Select Zone via MIDI feature in NN-XT

Time: 13:59

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Love Avalanche Sample Flip Beat Video

Make Sample Flip Beats with Reason: The Making of "Love Avalanche" (Part 2 of 2)

Love Avalanche Sample Flip Beat Tutorial Part 2

Learn how to chop and flip samples using Propellerhead Reason and the M-Audio Oxygen25 USB/MIDI keyboard controller.

In this video, I show you "How I Reason" by covering the following:

In Part 2:
This is the finished "Love Avalanche" sample flip beat. I decided to add this to my "Messiah" Moody instruMental Music collection.

This is one of my Moody instruMental Music creations (sample flip beat) done using Propellerhead's Reason 6.5 music software, the Yamaha DJX MIDI keyboard as a keyboard controller.

Time: 6:38

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Wrapping the Samples in Sample Flip Beats

How to Make Beats: Wrapping the Samples in Sample Flip Beats

Sampled song:
"Van Morrison-Snow In San Anselmo", sound recording administered by: vanmorrisonofficial

Watch how I make sample flip beats and instrumental music using Propellerhead's Reason software, the Akai MPD32 and the Yamaha DJX MIDI keyboard. This video takes you into my thought process about sampling, chopping and flipping sample, and I give you tips on how to make music.

Time: 13:59

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Calling

Hip Hop Beat, Sample Flip Beat, Story Rap Beat, Party Beat

"Calling" sample flip hip hop beat- Moody instruMental Music by Taurus M. James 

Calling is a sample flip hip hop beat for a dance party. This is also a great story rap beat for rap artists.

This is another sample flip hip hop beat,

Made for Dreamer Moody instruMental Music Collection

Dreamer | Sample Flip Hip Hop Beats | Moody instruMental Music

I made this sample beat as a response to a challenge by my man Orlando "Steve" Smith. I did a video showing how I created the track in a bout an hour. I added this one to the Dreamer collection as a bonus track.

Mad props (respect) to Al Jarreau, not only for this track, but also for all of his masterful work over the years as a true music pioneer.

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How 'Bout

"How 'Bout" sample flip hip hop beat- Moody instruMental Music by Taurus M. James 

How 'Bout is a sample flip hip hop beat for a dance party. This is also a great story rap beat for rap artists.

This is another sample flip hip hop beat,

Made for Dreamer Moody instruMental Music Collection

Dreamer | Sample Flip Hip Hop Beats | Moody instruMental Music

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Faithful

"Faithful" sample flip piano music- Moody instruMental Music by Taurus M. James 

Faithful is a sample flip piano beat for a dance party. This is also a great story rap beat for rap artists.

This is another sample flip piano beat,

Made for Dreamer Moody instruMental Music Collection

Dreamer | Sample Flip Piano Music | Moody instruMental Music

The mood changes a bit in this one from a smooth type groove to a hard, driving, aggressive piece.

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Anything

RnB Beat, Original Instrumental, Dance Beat

All original musical composition - no samples in this track.

This is a move back into my Moody instruMental Music sound in the midst of all of the beats that I have created for Bad Bull Beats Volume 1.

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New Life Sample Flip Beat Video

In this video, I am using the AKAI MPD32 USB/MIDI PAD CONTROLLER to trigger sounds in Propellerhead Reason devices while making the track "New Life". I am really hyped up about this track because of the ending. No matter when I play this one, the orchestration in the ending always hypes me up.

New Life - Reason 4 beat instrumental mpd32 oxygen8 sample

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New Life

RnB Hip Hop Beat, Sample Flip, Story Rap, Party Beat

Here's another one for the Bad Bull Beats collection. I used a sample from the Marvin Gaye/Diana Ross track, "Stop, Look, Listen". I started out with a Hip-Hop track in mind, but it quickly changed into a nice R&B dance track as I kept pulling other sounds from the sample.

This sample flip beat features my "bouncy style of sample flipping, where I do a lot more rythmically with the sample chops/slices. I composed all of the other instrumentation around the sample flip to make a dynamic beat. You really have to gear the end o this one.

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Silly Me (v2)

Second version of Silly Me with a little more sample usage. I changed the mood of this one a bit by changing the piano chords.

i thought about writing some verses for this one reflecting on some old crushes I had. Then I thought that it is best to leave some things in the past.

Silly Me...

Silly of me...

To think that I...

Loved you...

How I...

Loved you...

Silly of me...

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Silly Me

Silly Me is a RnB Hip-Hop Bounce Groove Sample Flip Beat Produced by TaurusBeats.

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Tami Happy Feet

My daughter is so captured by the Happy Feet movie now. So, I decided to name this track Tami Happy Feet.

It has a nice groove to dance to with piano and guitar accents.

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Open Door

Original Piano Music by Taurus M. James

Song Facts

"Open Door" 
Artist: Taurus M. James
Album: Warrior Music
Released: 
Recorded: 
Label: ITNOJ
Producer: Taurus M. James
Made using Propellerhead Reason with Yamaha DJX as MIDI controllers

 

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Which was the hardest and most complicated CD to produce both musically and technically?

When people contact me after visiting my site and listening to my music, I do my best to respond as quickly as I can. I'm blessed to have the ability to reach people through music. I'm humbled by the fact that there are so many people who have this same ability and demonstrate a skill level I have yet to attain. Nonetheless, I'm always happy and grateful when someone takes a few moments of his or her precious time to express interest in what I do. Like this one, for instance...

Hello TJ,

Again, thank you for writing back and helping me with my lifetime dream. TJ, I would like to buy one of you dance music CDs (one with some outstanding drum beats); which one do you recommend? one which you are the proudest to have produced because it was the hardest and most complicated CD to produce both musically and technically? I would like to use that CD as inspiration and as a goal to reach with my music productions.

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Wooo

Energetic, Hip-Hop, Club Dance, sample flip beat 100 bpm

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Snuck

Serious, Dark, Suspense, Creep, Hip-Hop RnB beat 97 bpm

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Lovers Do

Lovers Do is a romantic and somewhat dramatic music piece I made that can be used as a film music for those heart-felt scenes showing two people falling in love, or just enjoying an intimate time together. I feature the piano along with the violin in a bit of inteplay because I wanted to express the playful movement of two hearts as they approach in love with doftness and tenderness and care. I repeat the theme and include some "echo".partsbetween the teo instruments (piano and violin) tp wimulate a lovers call and response - a kind of agreement between two souls in a slow lovers dance. that's why I call the track Lovers Do, because there is a slow steady damce between two souls in agreement that makes very pretty music.

Instruments: piano (featured), violin (featured), upright bass, drums (light), strings section

Original Composition: This is one of my original compositions. I am playing (or programming) all of the instruments you hear. I used Propellerhead Reason, my computer, and my Yamaha DJX keyboard to produce this track.

Genre: Piano Music, DownTempo

Mood(s): Somber, Dramatic, Romantic

Tempo: Slow, Very Slow

A romantic piece that I created on one of those days when the sun rays came through the curtains at just the right angle to allow me to see life from a different perspective.

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Progita

Serious, R&B Dance Club party beat 96 bpm

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Digerdoo Step

Dance, Electronica, Cinematic, Soundtrack (Television theme, Film)

Mood(s): UpBeat, Agitated, Dramatic

Tempo: Fast 135

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In My Reach

Dance, Electronica, Cinematic, Soundtrack (Television theme, Film)

Mood(s): UpBeat, Agitated, Dramatic

Tempo: Fast 135

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Needs

Dance, Electronica, Cinematic, Soundtrack (Television theme, Film)

Mood(s): UpBeat, Agitated, Dramatic

Tempo: Fast 135

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Steppin Away

Dance, Electronica, Cinematic, Soundtrack (Television theme, Film)

Mood(s): UpBeat, Agitated, Dramatic

Tempo: Fast 135

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Apostate 2

Genre(s): Electronic, Dance, Soundtrack, Video Game

Mood(s): Dark, Brooding

Tempo: 120

Other Descriptions: piano, strings

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Boss

Genre(s): Dance, Electronica, Cinematic, Soundtrack (Television theme, Film)

Mood(s): UpBeat, Agitated, Dramatic

Tempo: Fast 135

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Get Movin

Genre(s): Dance, Electronic, Cinematic, Soundtrack (Television theme, Film)

Mood(s): Dance, Agitated, Dramatic

Tempo: Fast 138

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Lone Wolf

Genre(s): Experimental, Dance, Soundtrack (Television theme, Film)

Mood(s): Agitated, Aggressive, Rhythmic/Upbeat

Tempo: Fast 123 BPM; Medium (111 - 130)

Other Descriptions: piano, preview, experimental, ska

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Me

"Me" Original, party, story rap beat - Moody instruMental Music by Taurus M. James 

Me is a dance party story rap beat and it can be used as a television theme or film music. 

This is another  party, story rap beat ,

Made for XinXan Moody instruMental Music Collection

XinXan | Story Rap Beats | Moody instruMental Music

Genre: Hip-Hop, Soundtrack (Television theme, Film), Orchestrated Hip-Hop, Beat

This one's all about me.

REMEMBER: You can customize beats!

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Ska

Genre(s): Electronic, Dance, Soundtrack, Video Game

Mood(s): Happy, Aggressive/Driving, Rhythmic/Upbeat

Tempo: Mid-Tempo 110 BPM

Other Descriptions: piano, strings

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This Love

Genre(s): RnB, Easy Listening

Mood(s): Romantic, Happy

Tempo: Mid-tempo 95

Other Descriptions: smooth, dance, piano, experimental, preview

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My Drummer Bio

I am the drummer for a Gospel Jazz band, The Upper Room. Here is a bio that was put together on me a few years back.

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TaurusBeats Drummer Bio

Here's my drummer bio for my band, The Upper Room: A Gospel Jazz Band.

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After Hours

Genre: Electronic, Dance, Soundtrack (Video Game, Television theme)

Mood(s): Happy, Romantic, Agitated

Tempo: Fast 120 BPM

Other Tags: Piano, Strings, Breakbeats

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Commercial

Genre(s): Soundtrack (Television theme, Film, Game), Latin, RnB Funk, Fusion, Hip-Hop

Mood(s): Aggressive, Dramatic, Agitated

Tempo: Fast

Other Descriptions: experimental, preview

Uses Wilton Piano Refill.(Reason)

I intentionally left out the bass line in order to see if the song has enough drive without it.

This is part of the "Final Hour Music Volume 2" collection.

ITNOJ!

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Hoppin

Genre(s): Hip-hop, RnB, Dance

Mood(s): Party, Attitude, Aggressive/Driving, Rhythmic/Upbeat, Groovin, Funky

Tempo: Fast 108 BPM

Other Descriptions: Piano, Strings, Horns (Trumpets)

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Straight No Chaser

Genre(s): Cinematic, Soundtrack (Television theme, Film), RnB

Mood(s): Cinematic, Dramatic, Romantic, Impassioned, Smooth

Tempo: Mid-Tempo 105 BPM

Other Tags: piano, experimental, dance, workout

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Temp

Genre(s): Dance, Soundtrack (Television theme, Film), Downtempo

Mood(s): Aggressive/Driving, Dark/Mysterious, Dramatic

Tempo: Mid-Tempo 114 BPM

Other Tags: piano, dance, workout, drive

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After 4

Genre(s): Cinematic, Soundtrack (Film, Television theme, Video Game), Dance

Mood(s): Dramatic, Dark, Aggressive

Tempo: Mid-Tempo 105 BPM

Other Tags: Piano, Strings, Horns (Trumpets), drive, listen, workout, dance

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No Right Left

Genre(s): Soundtrack, Cinematic, Funk, Fusion

Mood(s): Cinematic, Dark, Somber, Dramatic, Attitude, Aggressive, Intense, Urgent

Tempo: Mid-Tempo 107 BPM

Other Descriptions: Piano, Strings, Horns (Trumpets)

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Marooned with Amerie (ft. Amerie)

Genre(s): Hip-Hop, RnB Funk, Fusion

Mood(s): Aggressive/Driving, Rhythmic/Upbeat

Tempo: Mid-Tempo 103 BPM

Other Descriptions: preview

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Strange Times

Genre(s): Hip-Hop, RnB

Mood(s): Dramatic, Impassioned

Tempo: Mid-Tempo 103 BPM

Other Tags: piano, dance, listen

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Beautiful (remix)

Genre: Cinematic, Soundtrack (Television theme, Film), Trip-Hop, Electronica, Dance

Mood(s): Happy, Rhythmic/Upbeat, Romantic, Smooth, Warming/Uplifting

Tempo: Fast 135

Other Descriptions: piano, orchestra, preview

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Entrance

Genre(s): Easy Listening, Cinematic, Soundtrack

Mood(s): Dramatic, Reflective, Romantic

Tempo: Mid-tempo 105 BPM

Other Descriptions: smooth, dance, piano, experimental

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Ghetto Reign

Genre(s): Dance, Cinematic, Soundtrack (Television theme, Film, Video Game)

Mood(s): Aggressive/Driving, Angry, Cinematic, Dark/Mysterious, Dramatic, Urgent/Impassioned

Tempo: Fast 130 BPM

Other Tags: workout, dance, edgy piano, preview

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Happy

Genre(s): Easy Listening, RnB, Funk, Fusion, Soundtrack

Mood(s): Happy, Reflective, Romantic

Tempo: Mid-tempo 100 BPM

Other Descriptions: smooth, dance, piano, experimental, preview

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Hard To Hold

Genre(s): Piano Music, RnB, Funk, Fusion

Mood(s): Dramatic, Somber

Tempo: Mid-tempo 100 BPM

Other Descriptions: smooth, dance, piano, experimental

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Innocent

Genre(s): Experimental

Mood(s): Cinematic, Orchestrated, Dramatic

Tempo: Mid-tempo 116 BPM

Other Descriptions: smooth, dance, experimental, preview

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Next Steps

Genre(s): RnB, Funk, Fusion, Dance, Soundtrack

Mood(s): Dramatic, Romantic

Tempo: Mid-tempo

Other Descriptions: smooth, dance, piano, horns (trumpets)

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Spanish Guitar

Genre(s): RnB, Funk, Fusion, Dance

Mood(s): Dramatic, Romantic

Tempo: Mid-tempo

Other Descriptions: smooth, dance, piano, horns, acoustic guitar

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