Beats Beats BEATS!!!!

Feb 28, 2010 @ 20:53
So a keyboard and software is all I need? And i think im going to use reason since I got a shit load of reason refills and I don't plan on recording.


Reason + MIDI keyboard is more than enough. Invest in getting a good pair of studio monitors and a getting a decent audio interface.
Feb 28, 2010 @ 20:55
yeah im on the hunt for some studio monitors. what do you guys suggest??
Feb 28, 2010 @ 21:00
What about my keyboard is it any good or should I invest in a new one?
http://www.manjatech.com/Yamaha-YPT200-Portable-Keyboard-with-Portable/M/B000BD326U.htm
Feb 28, 2010 @ 21:38
Also im still uncertain about the software to use. Im thinking reason but it doesn't support vst's. I just want to learn 1 program and master it then maybe go to something elese if anyone can give me there 2 cents on which program they reccommend it be appreciated. I heard Ableton is good too.
Feb 28, 2010 @ 21:48
I recommend Ableton. Start by downloading the demo off their website .. It allows you to do everything except save and export. Do a couple of the tutorials (they come with the demo) .. It's relatively simple to get your head around. Logic is nice too.
Feb 28, 2010 @ 22:37
As for the MPC 1000 I think it's a wise choice and am looking to pick one up myself soonish. As BruhMan stated earlier in the thread, you can achieve the same things with software .. Though I don't think that makes the MPC redundant, it's a whole different feel / way of working. I guess it just depends how you prefer to make your beats. Ez.
Feb 28, 2010 @ 22:43
I recommend Ableton. Start by downloading the demo off their website .. It allows you to do everything except save and export. Do a couple of the tutorials (they come with the demo) .. It's relatively simple to get your head around. Logic is nice too.

As for the MPC 1000 I think it's a wise choice and am looking to pick one up myself soonish. As BruhMan stated earlier in the thread, you can achieve the same things with software .. Though I don't think that makes the MPC redundant, it's a whole different feel / way of working. I guess it just depends how you prefer to make your beats.

Ez.
Mar 04, 2010 @ 18:10
your keyboard is decent I guess, nothing special. Look at the casio wk-500. It's what I have
Mar 04, 2010 @ 18:26
gonna post some later
Mar 04, 2010 @ 20:25
i have a $100 keyboard. it doesnt really matter tho as long as you got keys and midi to hook up with a music program any sound is possible
Mar 05, 2010 @ 11:43
yeah im on the hunt for some studio monitors. what do you guys suggest??


KRK Rokit series
Mackie MR series
Yamaha HSM's
Samson Rubicon series
Mar 07, 2010 @ 01:04
Alright so the keyboard my sisters bf gave me is good? Whats the point of more expensive keyboards if you can get any sound? Anyways I have 1000 to spend on equipment. I might get a new keyboard unless you guys think thats absolutly fine I have no problem upgrading to a new one since this money was specifically put away for producing. I also need audio monitors and a audio interface(going to be connected to macbook pro) and I should be good to go. So can someone recommend me a whole sretup be greatly appreciated.
Mar 07, 2010 @ 11:08
Keyboard:
http://www.zzounds.com/item--MDOAXIOM61

Monitors:
http://www.zzounds.com/item--KRKRP8G2

AI:
http://www.zzounds.com/item--MDOFTRACKPRO

Now do I need to buy any cables to hook this up and the audio interface can power my monitors and keyboard right? Also is there any way I can use the monitors as laptop speakers and not just sounds from my keyboard will I need a wire for that?
Mar 07, 2010 @ 20:31
Keyboard:
http://www.zzounds.com/item--MDOAXIOM61

Monitors:
http://www.zzounds.com/item--KRKRP8G2

AI:
http://www.zzounds.com/item--MDOFTRACKPRO

Now do I need to buy any cables to hook this up and the audio interface can power my monitors and keyboard right? Also is there any way I can use the monitors as laptop speakers and not just sounds from my keyboard will I need a wire for that?


Ok first, about the keyboard: Do you play keys, can you actually play piano, what's your skill/knowledge on the keys? I wouldn't recommend a 61-key anything if you don't play keys, because you're just gonna make it harder on yourself and you will get lost easily. I would recommend however, getting the 49-key model. (http://www.pssl.com/M-Audio-AXIOM-49-USBMidi-Control-49-Key-W-Pads)

Great choice of monitors. KRK are great entry-level monitors for beginning producers as well as experienced producers. You'll love them. Only gripe about them, and I'm sure most KRK owners will agree, is that they tend to make the low end shine more, giving you a real muddy bass sound. Other than that, great monitors.

The audio interface, I would recommend not getting a USB interface, unless of course you're getting the Mbox. But I for one would get a PCI interface. The problem I have with USB interfaces is that the latency isn't that great. You want a clear, raw sound when you're mixing down a track. You don't wanna shiest yourself with an AI, they're the most important part of your setup next to the monitors. I recommend this AI (http://www.pssl.com/M-Audio-AUDIOPHILE-192-192Khz-PCI-Audio-Interface)
Mar 07, 2010 @ 21:22
Nah I don't play the piano so Ill go with the 49 key. And im using a Macbook Pro so i cand use a PCI audio interface so can you recommend me agood firewire one then? Oh and D what you recommend for software Ableton or Logic?
Mar 07, 2010 @ 22:33
Nah I don't play the piano so Ill go with the 49 key. And im using a Macbook Pro so i cand use a PCI audio interface so can you recommend me agood firewire one then? Oh and D what you recommend for software Ableton or Logic?


Oh word, yeah I guess PCI is outta the question lol. Man to be honest, I don't know of any good firewire AI's. They're good ones out there, I just don't know which ones. But I would suggest the Mbox Mini by M-Audio. Good portable USB interface and it has Pro Tools LE on it.

There's up's and downs to both Ableton or Logic. Ableton is a very dope program, very flexible. The thing about it is it's not like any other DAW, which is great but if you ever plan on switching DAW's or eventually start hitting up studios and using Pro Tools, the transition will be complicated.

Me being a Windows user, I can't really vouch for Logic, but I have a friend who's an engineer and he uses Logic for his mixes and he loves it. It's pretty much a necessity if you have a Mac.
Mar 08, 2010 @ 12:12
Any good recommendations for an Mbox?
Mar 09, 2010 @ 22:29
yo im thinkin about picking up a mpd. i cant decide if i should go with the 24 or 32. i know the 32 has note repeat, but i dont even know wtf that means lol. is it really that big of a difference between the 2 besides note repeat?
Mar 10, 2010 @ 20:35
yo im thinkin about picking up a mpd. i cant decide if i should go with the 24 or 32. i know the 32 has note repeat, but i dont even know wtf that means lol. is it really that big of a difference between the 2 besides note repeat?


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Mar 10, 2010 @ 20:43
Whats difference between a MPC and MPD?
Mar 10, 2010 @ 21:04
MPD needs to be hooked up to the computer

and I have the 24 Bruh. The 32 does have note repeat, which is what those southern producers use when u hear them snares all fast and shit before the beat drops
Mar 10, 2010 @ 21:32
word? im gonna just grab the 24 then. they going for the low around here on craigslist.
Mar 25, 2010 @ 00:13

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Mar 25, 2010 @ 00:17
^^
that's hella tight
Mar 28, 2010 @ 23:25
Some recent beats. Peep'em.

http://needledrop.bandcamp.com/
Mar 30, 2010 @ 20:13
No takers, huh? Hahaha.

Anyone else here makes beats? I went back a few pages and didn't see any links or anything.
Apr 27, 2010 @ 02:14
my bad for bumpin.
But I need on some details on some equipment im gonna cop in the near future.

Anyone here mess with the Axiom 25?
http://www.m-audio.com/products/en_us/Axiom25.html

Where should I cop my Akai MPC1000/details on that.

What should I start investing on.

thanks du.
Apr 27, 2010 @ 22:57
The Axiom models are, IMO, the best M-Audio controller models. You got pads, you got keys, and the perfect amount of transport controls. I would not purchase an MPC1000 if you plan on getting a controller. Invest your money on a good DAW, good studio monitors, and a good audio interface.
Apr 28, 2010 @ 03:03
Alright , dope.
So the pads on the axiom are basically the mpc1000, similar?
Apr 28, 2010 @ 09:43
Alright , dope.
So the pads on the axiom are basically the mpc1000, similar?


Not quite. The pads are decent on the Axiom but not all that useful for any actual drum programming. If you gotta have some pads get an Akai MPD model.
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