I put this track together last week for the MPC BB 292, and then forgot to post about it. The first trick, to get the really over cooked sound from the track, I ended up pitching the track up 3 octaves before playing it, and then sampled it into my Akai S950. This really strippedContinue reading “Track – Space Dust”
The Akai S950 is not too hard to upgrade, and there are not too many options. One upgrade that can be important is to increase the amount of memory that your S950 has, since it can triple your sample time. Before you start though, make sure you don’t forget to unplug the Akai S950 fromContinue reading “Akai S950 Memory Upgrade”
Let me start by explaining the patch a bit, and how I got here… Life started off on the Akai S950, using piano multi samples from G1 through C4, every sixth note… My goal was to get some of that S950 12-bit grit and artifacts, but still keep it relatively free of the crazy stretchingContinue reading “LoFi Buttery Piano – Akai MPC X Program”
The patch Old School Cinema started life on the Pocket Operator Tonic. I recorded the hits into the Akai S950 at 10khz, because I was afraid that some of the longer bass notes would exhaust the sample memory, and honestly I didn’t want to be chopping on the S950 for an hour. I was ableContinue reading “Old School Cinema for Akai MPC X/Live”
Today is just a Clean Analogue Bass recorded on the Akai S950. Nothing too special, and I kept the sample size down. The sample range is from C0 through C4 so there is a pretty good range to play with.
Here is my next patch for my MPC X Tape Grand Piano. I started with a multisample Grand Piano sampled into the Akai S950 at C/F note intervals. So samples a bit stretched, but it sounds pleasant enough, and certainly a bit more realistic than the strings a made recently. The patch was again routedContinue reading “Akai S950 Tape Grand Piano for MPC X/Live”
Hey everybody! Today I spent some time trimming recording in a string sample into the Akai S950. It was about 20 seconds or so long. The idea was to make something that could be pitched up reasonably high and still have a reasonable length to it. Once I completed sampling into the S950, I usedContinue reading “Akai S950 String Program For MPC Live/X”