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Chop Suey w/ 88-Keys: MPC3000 Sample Chopping

February 9, 2010

From sample to fully constructed beat, producer 88-Keys runs through a collection of vinyl then begins chopping on his trusty¬†Akai MPC3000, which he’s owned since age 15.

I purposely didn’t bring any of my old stuff, cuz I have new ears now.

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{ 17 comments… read them below or add one }

hugo February 9, 2010 at 7:10 pm

88-Keys iz 2 dope! mad insiperation. Had 2 hop on tha MP after watchin this vid!


Dj ILL One February 9, 2010 at 7:52 pm

@ hugo,I feel ya. Makes you want to chop up all kinds of sh#t!


ostrange February 9, 2010 at 8:39 pm

The beat @ 2:56 is fire!! makes me wanna hop on my MPC as well! sucks that i gotta go to work right now!


tony traxx February 9, 2010 at 9:45 pm

whats the best thing to chop on far as software ? and how do these dudes get the record to sound so clear. when i play a record its snap ‘ crackle ‘ pop ‘ lol


Phil February 9, 2010 at 10:53 pm

This cat is eternally ill. I automatically hear Mos on all of those, lol. 88 probably cleans his records, but it’s probably what he’s runnin the table through to really clean it up before it hits the MP. I can only imagine Jay Elect, Joell Ortiz, or even Bishop Lamont on those beats, too. Eternally Ill.


Allied February 10, 2010 at 5:20 am

A post later there is the interview with Statik….And yeah props to him and his new album…but i can not imagine to work without an MP. Specially after watching this vid. Such a ill dude on a dope machine.


BoKnowsBest February 10, 2010 at 5:34 pm

@TonyTraxx I use FL’s Edison for chopping and Ableton for arrangements. Best combo for sampling for me thus far.


Free Defy February 10, 2010 at 8:05 pm

Haven’t heard from 88 in a while. His blog is dope. Yeah I’m bout to hop on my drum machine too. Mad inspiring!


glen February 10, 2010 at 9:13 pm

Dont get me wrong, 88 keys is shit hot, but (and this goes to most major rappers/producers) whats the point in wasting all that money on renting such a high end studio? The only real money that should be spent after beat/producer fee’s should be on Mastering (and possibly mixing) Apart from that beats are made on DAW or hardware samplers after that all you need is a good mic and pre.


JS March 11, 2011 at 10:12 pm

Yeah I agree. Just buy the equipment, it saves a lot of money in the end over studio time.


tony traxx February 11, 2010 at 3:26 am

@ bo i heard about edison. im gonna hafto check into that.


Jim February 12, 2010 at 9:42 pm

Sound Forge is a good stand alone audio editor. I use it to chop and do all my sample/audio editing.


Ant February 17, 2010 at 5:04 pm

hey peeps, what is that ‘jean khan’ second track he’s sampling? it’s shit hot!



J2G April 5, 2010 at 10:39 pm

Recycle to chop then into FL Slicer


pws April 29, 2010 at 5:25 pm

Whats the sample at about 1.05 min?
And did he ever relased the beat at 1.52 ? it’s sooo awesome!!!


a745099 November 4, 2011 at 2:03 am

I’ve said that least 745099 times. The problem this like that is they are just too compilcated for the average bird, if you know what I mean


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