dafunk Knockz

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  1. vote

    1 koaraktor 2 michaelmichaelson 3 naturelle.boombap hobgoblin, you bodied that shit
  2. everybody should get their gifs from joa in the future...well done. for the bass, i took a stab from a charlie haden track and processed the shit out of it.
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    1 zenra 2 flobama 3 carbon street 4 fatvonfree
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    1 kowalzki 2 hobgoblin 3 valescu
  5. rest in paradise to komplikated and prodigy. i believe one of the best ways to honor the fallen is to channel all those emotions into the music. salute
  6. 1 cascassette 2 yellow5ive 3 julian convex
  7. i think the glistening sample is the one i ended up using
  8. mucho fuego man, i hit the like button on a lot of jointz ________________________ elanvital brainsick kappneffect the wolf 61 beatz chillwill unseen era prof. coneyack mirss Fla. MA beats super sen _______________ 5 hobgoblin 4 good fella 3 barry studebaker 2 KVH 1 axwai
  9. 1. Wanna tell us something about yourself? born in miami and raised in new york, and now I'm back living in miami. in between those stops, i've lived in a couple cities with very dope music scenes and i think that's helped shape my sound. i lived in london, england for a few - played some pro ball out there. i lived in minneapolis for a few - got family out there, and then lived in philly for a few. i started making beats in college around 2006, and basketball was always my first love but once i stopped playing, i filled that void with music. 2. How did you make use of the sample? i chopped up the first sample and pitched it down. i used a lot of elements from that track for the main sample chop, and i chopped up a couple stabs from the third sample and matched the key. they fit well together and i didn't really need to add much more sample wise. i tried to leave some space to let the track breathe. 3. how did you incorporate the rules? no crazy rules for this one..had to use at least two samples and had to use an acapella. i fux with acapellas heavy, i like to build beats around 16s or whatever the verses are, and it's helped me with my arrangement. probably half the beats i make ill try to find an acapella that fits so i can use it for that reason. 4. How did you go about making the drums and drum programming? i tried to keep the same energy and feel as the original heather b track, so i reached for some boom-bap-type drums, kick snare hi hats and some crashes. i banged the pads on the mp and fattened em up in the mix. 5. What DAW and or equipment did you use? i use logic for everything, and i use the mpd24 for all my drums and sample chops. i played the bassline on my keyboard and i also played a similar bassline with my 4 string bass, but i liked the feel of the synth bass more so i ran with that. i added a few scratches with my turntable. 6. Anything else you wanna add? shout out to kowalzki for the ill sample! its really dope to hear how different cats reimagine the same track. the thing stbb has helped me with the most is finishing. i used to take weeks and months trying to perfect a beat, but having 3, 4, 5 days to track it out, mix it and throw a weak attempt at mastering it has done amazing things for my workflow. peace and much respect!
  10. yo yo, i've been outta town so i couldn't chop it up this week, but I'm looking forward to hearing what everybody did with the samples. peace y'all!
  11. yeah if you got any hardware synths or outboard gear, that's all good. just no VSTs or software instruments.
  12. you have to use microphones and record the real piano. and you might get your hands on some hardware too. or just make a banger using keys from the samples!
  13. Yeah like wig master said, you can use anything for the bassline but just no additional vst instruments. All samples...all day.
  14. STBB 534 Samples http://www51.zippyshare.com/v/7rROyz0v/file.html http://www51.zippyshare.com/v/BgwBrJ2l/file.html http://www51.zippyshare.com/v/3bflTEgn/file.html http://www51.zippyshare.com/v/xKZcZWKq/file.html I've always been a big fan of music composers, and David Axelrod passed away a few months ago. He was a big influence for many of the producers I look up to, so I included one of his pieces along with a couple Adrian Younge & Ali joints. Plus 1 more random cut. I like the process of only using samples, drums, bass, and live instrumentation. Rules - time limit: keep it under 2:30 - no outside samples (use any number of the provided samples) - outside drums and bass (especially live bass guitar) allowed - any live instruments allowed - scratches, cuts, one shots allowed - no synth plugins or digital instruments (VSTs not allowed) - full acapellas (not allowed) no special rules, just make some heat! The Fine Print: Upload your beat to Soundcloud, include "STBB 534" in the title, and POST TO THIS FORUM by Wednesday at Midnight, Pacific time. Try to leave as much feedback as you can and you will receive it back. For easy browsing's sake, you can also go to the STBB page: http://www.soundclou.../stbbcollection EVERYONE VOTES - by Friday at Midnight, Pacific time Winner: post new sample, rules, etc by Saturday at Noon, Pacific time and upload the sample here: http://www.zippyshare.com