Nothing but Drifters

I just picked up the Cooper FX: Arcade… and have been putting several of the cards through their paces to see what kinds of sounds I can get out of them. So far, enjoying the tape effects, lofi effects, and getting some quite interesting distortion. Definitely feels like a pedal I can take on theContinue reading “Nothing but Drifters”

MPC Forums Synth Pop Challenge Sounds

I recorded off some of the sounds that I used on the OP-1 as key groups into the MPC Live mk2. They are not going to sound exactly the same, but it should be pretty close. Definitely go into the key group and change the release to taste, as I pretty much left them asContinue reading “MPC Forums Synth Pop Challenge Sounds”

Track – MPCBB #290 – Heavy Drag

I put this track together for MPC Forums BB #290. It was a quick flip on the MPC Live mk2… and although I did a lot of chopping, I literally just went with the loop that I pulled and then just dropped percussion all around it. There isn’t too much to say about this becauseContinue reading “Track – MPCBB #290 – Heavy Drag”

Track – STBB #704 – Where is Molly

I just got kind of into the dark vibe of the sounds after pitching things down. I suspect the vocals are take it or leave it… and I definitely could have cleaned them up a bit. I guess it could come across as some mumbling or something, but that wasn’t my intent. I also thinkContinue reading “Track – STBB #704 – Where is Molly”

Track – STBB703 – Greatest Destiny

This track… well the rule was to use the sample… and do something outside your comfort zone. I rarely put any kind of silence in my track, so I wanted to force myself to have breaks throughout the song, but have it sound as natural as possible. Most of the track was put together onContinue reading “Track – STBB703 – Greatest Destiny”

Track – MPCBB289 – Long Way to Go

A bit of a scramble this one… but had fun listening to the song and picking out the parts I liked. All done on the MPC Live mk2… only software intervention was to load Fission so I could just cut the track to length and do a quick fade out. I promise 😀 This timeContinue reading “Track – MPCBB289 – Long Way to Go”

Electro Funk – Robot Love

This track has been a bit of a labor of love… haha. I decided to jump into the next challenge for Electro Funk, and was listening to a lot of tracks from the era. If you want to check out the main post on MPC Forums for the Electro Funk Challenge, well go on overContinue reading “Electro Funk – Robot Love”

Jammin Interpolation – Funked Up

I’ll kick off first and foremost, this entire track was done on the MPC Live mk2.  Not for any particular reason, but I started there, and just kept going.  Being able to unplug the device while taking my daughter out to ballet, horseback riding, waiting for my wife to finish shopping… whatever it was, wasContinue reading “Jammin Interpolation – Funked Up”

My Akai MPC Journey (or Why I Sold my MPC X)

My first MPC was the Akai MPC 1k Black. I really cut my teeth on this MPC over the years, and with JJOS it really made the MPC 1k shine. Life was pretty simple, but it had been given an amazing workflow for chopping, sampling, and writing music. I bought it back when the blackContinue reading “My Akai MPC Journey (or Why I Sold my MPC X)”