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Beat Making And Production Thoughts: Homework

March 31, 2008

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Are you keeping up with music trends and constantly improving your knowledge?   It’s only natural to forget things or let certain skills slide after not using them for a while.  It’s even easier to delude yourself into thinking that creativity is all that matters and that you already have the necessary technical training to make professional quality music.  I remember hearing a while back that even Pete Rock occasionally reviews his MPC manual to pick up features or workflows that he may have previously missed.  If the official spokesperson for the Akai still reads the user manual, what should you be doing?  I’d be curious to hear what areas of improvement readers are looking to address. 

Are there any production homework assignments that you’re currently working on?

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hamadi March 31, 2008 at 8:57 pm

SEQ EDIT experiments. Besides copying bars, there’s very little I do within that mode. So just a few days ago I was, and have been, crawling through chapter 4 for the mpc1k…

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Rafferty April 1, 2008 at 1:15 am

sometimes it seems like everything I do on the fricken MPC is an experiment. Lately I’ll spend like 2 hours on it and then realize I hate what I’ve done, but at least I was messing around with different bar lengths or something.

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DJ Multiple Sex Partners April 10, 2009 at 6:17 pm

…music theory, man, the never-ending and eternally humbling monster known as music theory. I play multiple instruments and still feel like a dumb little kid.

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