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Cook Classics On Samples, Production, “Street Life” Track Construction

March 19, 2009

Producer Cook Classics talks sample selection, chopping, and arrangement while taking us through the construction of the instrumental for "Street Life" f/ Sean Price, Sha Stimuli, and Cymarshall Law.  Pro Tools, Roland MV, and Roland Juno are all demonstrated in the recreation of the track.

Notable Quote:
"That’s really what it is in the end.  If you’re not enjoying it or enjoying what you’re making, you’re not going to be making good music anyway.  As long as you’re enjoying it, just do whatever you feel like doing."

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{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

KIZ-ONE March 19, 2009 at 1:46 pm

Good vid, I have never heard of him, but now i know!


t.y. March 19, 2009 at 2:16 pm

Nice Track!


J2G March 19, 2009 at 5:37 pm

i like those drums


JANGZ March 19, 2009 at 5:48 pm



JANGZ March 19, 2009 at 5:53 pm

btw where did he get the wah effect from? coz it doesn’t sound like it’s from the original sample. Is it a stock sound in the roland?


tony traxx March 19, 2009 at 6:44 pm

white boy got soul! i can dig it .keep doin your thing. i don’t know how he flipped that sample the way he did. thats was not an easy sample to chop but he made it sound hot. i thought it was pacman lol that same sample little flip chopped on the game over cd. i was wrong.


Big g March 19, 2009 at 6:57 pm

cook is dope
He’s from NYC
lives in cali now


Cai March 20, 2009 at 9:52 am

tha wah is a effect that standard with all software I think…

But dude has my formula, but is missing a couple of things…

nice video…


chillwill March 21, 2009 at 3:01 pm

Damn hommie glad you dropped this video I was actually thinking of selling my MV-8000 too, nada now if you take time to learn that joint and spend some time on it it’s limitless.


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