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#1 piff

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Posted 21 January 2011 - 02:59 PM

ATTENTION: NOT TRYING TO BE A MADLIB JR.

ok with that out of the way..just curious as to how much of a beat/instrumental can be completed on one of these..they only good for looping samples? drums? fx? put me on to these things...hear a lot about them (more on the dj side) so i just thought id ask..thanks

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Posted 21 January 2011 - 03:08 PM

I started getting serious with beats when I got my SP 404. It's a small, but powerful machine. If you know how to work it, it will be your best friend. The effects are dope, the looping capabilities are dope, and the portability is great as well. I now own a 555, which loses the portability, but makes up for it in many ways. I absolutely love these machines and I highly recommend them.

But to each his own, some people prefer MPC's or just straight up software.

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Posted 21 January 2011 - 03:17 PM

You can do this! :blink:

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Posted 21 January 2011 - 03:43 PM

I use one casually, not that I've made anything in about a year. But it is fun to use. I've got a 404 and a 404sx. I like the fact that it's compact, and on the 404sx it's pretty easy to copy and cut up samples. The effects are fun to play with as well. I'm not great at using the pattern sequencer, but that's there, too.

Teebs uses one, right? Ras G, I think. Dibiase does. And I know Dak does...



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Posted 21 January 2011 - 03:45 PM

thanks for the response guys...these things look so fun to play around with...appreciate it

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Posted 27 January 2011 - 03:49 PM

View PostTheodore, on 21 January 2011 - 03:43 PM, said:

I use one casually, not that I've made anything in about a year.
:(
I just listened to your beat "Drift"....
that's good stuff man.

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Posted 27 January 2011 - 05:14 PM

View PostJadoe, on 27 January 2011 - 03:49 PM, said:

:(
I just listened to your beat "Drift"....
that's good stuff man.

I listen to EXT. SOURCE quite often, Theodor3 sleeps on himself as a producer.

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Posted 27 January 2011 - 07:01 PM

definately not feeling that Dakim video... he feels his own shit in that... a little too much. Just a bunch of jumbled noise that he wants to pass off as hip/low end theory-esque.

maybe I'm just fading out of this fad/sound

THOUGH, a lot of those lowend cats are deserving of recognition

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Posted 28 January 2011 - 05:26 AM

View PostJadoe, on 27 January 2011 - 03:49 PM, said:

:(
I just listened to your beat "Drift"....
that's good stuff man.

View PostDJ Primate, on 27 January 2011 - 05:14 PM, said:

I listen to EXT. SOURCE quite often, Theodor3 sleeps on himself as a producer.

Haha, thanks guys. Just haven't had time to make anything... Going to try to get back into it soon. :)

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Posted 30 January 2011 - 03:54 AM

i have the 505 ....i love it....easy to work, the re-sample fearure is great....nothing but good things....if you can pick one up used....even better!!!!

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Posted 04 February 2011 - 12:31 PM

always wanted an 808EX, but I started on the 303 in like 2004

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Posted 14 February 2011 - 12:21 PM

SP 404 are dope.. takes a second to think about how to add to your production but when you do, its a beast

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Posted 14 February 2011 - 04:08 PM

View Postscabs, on 27 January 2011 - 07:01 PM, said:

definately not feeling that Dakim video... he feels his own shit in that... a little too much. Just a bunch of jumbled noise that he wants to pass off as hip/low end theory-esque.

woah woah woah...Dakim is a genius! If anything, much of the low end sound has been inspired by him. Ras G, Lotus, Dibiase, Matthewdavid and others have noted him as an influence. In my opinion he's one of the greatest to ever do it. Peep his EP on leaving records or his stuff on ddust.net if you want to see what I mean.

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Posted 20 February 2011 - 10:41 AM

Alright I'll check it out, looks young, didn't realize he was as influential as you say he is. Next time Im on pc.

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Posted 20 February 2011 - 12:22 PM

I've had my sp404sx for just over a year now, I do all my beats with it. It's quick and effective.
here's some of my stuff .. http://listn.to/EvanAubie

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Posted 24 February 2011 - 09:24 PM

I've got a 303 and it's great. granted it's like the only shit i have but i really have a good time making shit on it. the cool thing is you don't have to use the sequencer and shit like, you can really do whatever you want with it if you've got some recording software

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Posted 25 February 2011 - 08:37 AM

404 and a tapetrackrecorder is what I have. Its cool, but I really want to get on the MPC 2000xl..still waiting for the moneeeh.





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