Beats and instrumentals
Find information on how I created each track below. Everything from my initial inspirations to the gear used can be found. Basic and Premium licensing options are available on my Beat Store. You can also contact me for custom beat production services as well as for exclusive licensing rights to a MSM track.
I created the basis for this track by sampling an old parliament record. Yup, I still sample from vinyl! I picked out some tasty parts that feature Maceo Parker on the sax and Bernie Worrell on the piano. I also believe the vocal is Gary Shider, but they had so many people singing back then, you never know! After getting the chops together I added drums from the Behringer RD-8, which Is a super dope clone of the 808 drum machine. Synth bass is the Moog and I added some drum samples from superior drummer 3 for the drum fills.The fun part for this track was using Ableton live to automate all the effects and filter sweeps. I also use Ableton for cutting and arranging chops to add stutter effects and builds. Overall I was going for high energy with a “morphing” kind of feel.
I don’t remember a whole lot about creating this track. It was done in one session from about 10pm until 3AM. For the first part, I chopped up some vocals that gave it a nice ethereal texture. I then created the arp on the BEHRINGER DEEPMIND 12. I then sampled and processed it with the Akai MPC X. Drums were added using modified samples and the sub bass comes once again from the Moog Sub37. There is a brief transition section with some vocal chops and allusions to the next section. The last part is a bit of a poppy DnB thing. The drums come from the Vermona DRMiii drum synth and the slap bass is a sample I recorded of me playing my Fodera through my aguilar rig with a room mic to capture the sound. The vocal chops get more intense here and it goes through a couple of iterations before a short repeated outdo to take it home!