Akai VX90 Heart Akai S950 Samples n Programs

I was just testing a few things on the VX90/S950 combo setup and figured I would record off a few key groups to see how things were sounding. Below are the files if you’re interested in checking them out. I am pretty sure that Cherry Crush was the first key group that I recorded yesterdayContinue reading “Akai VX90 Heart Akai S950 Samples n Programs”

Configuring an Akai VX90 and Akai S950

I spent a few hours messing around with the configuration, and trying to get everything to work. It is not exactly straight forward, and I had to dig through a lot of old posts and try and understand what exactly different sources were trying to tell me. I found a few that indicated that itContinue reading “Configuring an Akai VX90 and Akai S950”

#jamcember – Fortress of Self

Mixing it up a bit for the twenty second track The picture comes courtesy of a trip to Munich. Not so much a tourist type of city, but there’s a lot to see there. I think that particular shot came from a train ride that I took with my family to go check out theContinue reading “#jamcember – Fortress of Self”

MPC Programs – NT S950 Volume 4

Got some more S950 programs sampled, but first, here’s the link. The big thing I learned this time around was that from the Sampler menu, if you select a mono source and set the sampling to mono… well I didn’t have to use Fission to covert the samples to mono. That saved some headaches forContinue reading “MPC Programs – NT S950 Volume 4”

S950 and S1000 White Noise and Drum Break Comparison

A conversation started on MPC Forums about the MPC & S900/950 Routing Question. We got into details about how the S900/S950 worked, which then lead into S900/S950 samples sounding more full on the S1000 and later. I ended up taking a stab at sampling both white noise and a drum break on the S950 withContinue reading “S950 and S1000 White Noise and Drum Break Comparison”

MPC Programs – NT S950 Volume 3

I’m back at it for another round of sampling off of my trusty Akai S950… still working like a champ. Before getting into the details, here’s the link. Good news is that I am getting faster at sampling, but the bad news is that I made a mistake on a few of the programs andContinue reading “MPC Programs – NT S950 Volume 3”

MPC Samples – NT S950 Volume 2

I spent some more time last night recording off of the Akai S950… and I can tell you I continue to really dig the low end sound. Before digging in a bit, here is the link: Similar to a few days ago, this is MPC X/Live/One formatted for the program file, but the samples areContinue reading “MPC Samples – NT S950 Volume 2”