Question From a Subscriber:
First and foremost I'd like to say you get busy for real! I watched a number of ya vids and all ya beats are tight. I just started producing a few months ago using reason 4.
My question is other than recycle is there a way to chop a sample for reason? Whats the advantage of using say a mpd to play sample chops over using a keyboard? Good lookin on any help you can give me.
What's up, fam!
Thanks for the comments.
You can chop samples using almost any WAV editing software. Before I started using Recycle, I used Zero-X BeatCreator. The thing about these two software programs is that they have an easy way to create slices by allowing you to draw slice markers and then have the program do the cutting for you. In other programs, you have to do the cutting manually, which can be tedious sometimes.
The MPD advantage is the feel of striking the pads vs. striking the keys. This may not seem like an advantage, but the feel of making music can actually come across in the music itself. With the pressure sensitivity in both the MPD and the Oxygen 8, I have to be mindful that HOW I press or strike a key/pad will have an effect on the sound that is triggered. "Pressing" a key down has a different sound than "striking" a key. It is still more of a preference thing, though. You can still bang some beats out using both.
The key is to pick the equipment that works best for you, rather than just getting the latest or most popular thing out. Go to a Guitar Center or music store like it, where you can test the different equipment in the store. Pick the equipment you feel good about and that motivates you when you look at it.
When I look at my MPD, I'm automatically thinking "BEATS" (drums, percussion, rhythm). When I look at my Oxygen 8, I'm thinking "MUSIC" (strings, piano, melody). There are some psychological aspects to making music. Whatever your mind state is when you sit to create, will come out in the track.
Let me know if that helps.
Grace and Peace!
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I sent you a message a while back but never got a response. You are probably the main reason I gave up my Mpc 2500 and went with Reason and the Mpd 32....I'm still making music with the combo....thanksï»¿ Taurus. :-)
Gerald Dunton (bxinmd) - US
Good stuff brotha.keep banging for Jesus. I liked the beats,seems like U been doing this for a while. Keep it up. God Bless
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hey wazup..love the banging beats man..even the remix to lean back, and the song how we do it...keep it up for god
shan - us
Taurus you are so talented. You can really tell that there is emotion behind your music and that it's is not just some notes put together. I appreciate your art. Its a beautiful picture.
Andy D - UK
Taurus - ur stuff is the *ting* man i'm tellin ya.
I also learned that your a drummer - me to!
When I was a kid I used to play around with the piano/keyboard in the 80's/90's (26yr old now). But I can't read music - I play by ear, just like you. You hit the pads & keys, (i gotta mpd32 to!;) in the same manner as me - it flows.
I reckon we can play steel drums - even tho we never have! or maybe you have - i don't know!
I'm luvin your youtube flix - keep em comin dood.
Andy D, birmingham UK.