DJ Roddy Rod Interview, Beat Making & DJ Demo

September 22, 2010

Behind The Beats goes in-studio with producer DJ Roddy Rod to talk about his work with Maspyke, various production equipment, and favorite producers before offering a brief turntable demo and constructing a quick beat using an Akai MPC2500.


Tony Traxx September 22, 2010 at 8:25 pm

Can someone give me a run down of the gear he’s using , beat sounds pretty good
He got a live feel to his music . I can dig it . That board looks like a mackie , not sure . That keyboard is interesting to me but I gotta get one lol

Swann Blakk September 22, 2010 at 9:53 pm

That breakdown at the end was tough. Good shit

MyManMyMello September 23, 2010 at 1:03 am

From hearing dudes story he’s been around for a minute. Which is a plus if you ask me. He got skills too, that beat was fire. He was rocking that 2500 like a live drum set. Does anyone know what keyboard that is?

deepfry September 23, 2010 at 1:57 am


Hamilton Hater September 23, 2010 at 5:14 am

That beat was ill. Loved the drums…had a live feeling to it.@ Tony Traxx….he was using a MPC 2500. Just messin with u 🙂

s.p.a.m September 23, 2010 at 6:48 am

dopeness. strait up. goes for all dat maspyke isht too. THE GONG SHOW!

unique osmosis September 23, 2010 at 8:15 am

o he’s using reaper to run his mpc 2500 the vst he’s using is additive drums speakers Behringer TRUTH keyboard is easytype in bulit in mouse

silas aka simon September 23, 2010 at 9:04 am

the last beat was way out of key, but the chops on th first beat were nice and was dude drinking wine coolers ?

unique osmosis September 23, 2010 at 9:35 am

yes they were wine coolers which is some kiddy shit lol

STfu Master September 23, 2010 at 1:12 pm

Smirnoff cases of wine coolers were given to him for free. He has mad free cases of em in the studio. Rod prefers rum (ask him). Think what you want too.. Alcohol is alcohol. lol.

unique osmosis September 23, 2010 at 2:36 pm

haaaahaaa he beat me lol i dont fuck with anything brown

Tony Traxx September 23, 2010 at 11:33 am

what kind of keyboard and mixing board was he using ?

Sinosure September 23, 2010 at 1:25 pm

Can’t really tell. It’s a controller with 88 weighted keys, but other than that, I can’t say…

Sinosure September 23, 2010 at 1:44 pm

Update! I’m sure it’s the Yamah KX8 USB keyboard! I looked at the function keys very close, pulled it up on Yamaha’s site. I’m sure that’s it Tony!

unique osmosis September 23, 2010 at 12:31 pm

looks like a mackie kinda hard to tell the keyboard is a no name just google keyboard with built in mouse

STfu Master September 24, 2010 at 1:00 pm

the board is a Tascam m-3700

Tony Traxx September 23, 2010 at 1:37 pm

cool thanks

Ike September 23, 2010 at 2:31 pm

SO its not only me who couldnt GET the 1000

unique osmosis September 23, 2010 at 2:38 pm

i hated that shit pads are shitty like he said he’s telling the truth i just hated the process so i have ableton and reason

FYHLOX September 23, 2010 at 3:32 pm

Yeah now THIS is a dope vid/post. Peace

BoChosen September 23, 2010 at 9:37 pm

Ill ish… big up to Roddy Rod. Been a supporter since the Maspyke days. Salute!

goldy September 23, 2010 at 11:30 pm

one of the best video posts on here in a minute

Straw September 24, 2010 at 2:02 am

low budget!

Keith September 27, 2010 at 2:03 am

Low budget is what Hip Hop is about

Big Phill September 24, 2010 at 10:34 am

probably the best video post up on this site. It was shot well, informative and entertaining. Respect to the entire process.

gadget September 24, 2010 at 11:17 am

thank you. I appreciate it. Got more videos coming.

ClearBlue September 24, 2010 at 7:35 pm

Nice video. Dude seems very talented thought I never heard his name before this post.

peter September 25, 2010 at 10:57 am

No doubt, Gadget, keep it up!! Your vids are top of the line..

tre September 25, 2010 at 12:08 pm

this go hard! i make beats just like that with this!

gadget September 26, 2010 at 9:16 am

I find that hard to believe…you can sample with that?

jacko September 26, 2010 at 5:37 am

dude, “tre.” Is that you acting a fool to that beat in the video for your product? You look like MC Serch’s nerdy little cousin, not that there’s anything wrong with that, but you’re trying to sell a “urban” product after all.

Sam September 27, 2010 at 5:23 pm

The pads could be an issue on the older MPC1000. But the functionality of the MPC2500 can be achieved on the 1000 using JJOS.

My preference is NI Maschine, Ableton and my Piano.

Lamarrion September 29, 2010 at 12:55 am


sayla September 29, 2010 at 12:34 pm

the fever in ya eye!

P Floyd da King September 29, 2010 at 10:29 pm

Nice shit my man….Who can I speak with regards to doing a video…..I’m am trying to network with as many go getters as I can…..

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