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#1 Mattremot

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Posted 05 December 2006 - 04:48 AM

Hey can anyone tell me what the following producers use (I'm a little embarrased that I don't know):

Kanye West
DJ Premier
Pete Rock (I THINK he at least used to rock the SP-1200)

I'm trying to decide what to buy. You have to understand I'm a retard and I've been using Fruityloops for months, wondering why it's as difficult as it is. I have made some beats that I really like, but DAMN can it get frustrating. I never liked 9th Wonder too much but everyday I'm appreciating him more!

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Posted 05 December 2006 - 05:04 AM

Hey can anyone tell me what the following producers use (I'm a little embarrased that I don't know):

Kanye West
DJ Premier
Pete Rock (I THINK he at least used to rock the SP-1200)

I'm trying to decide what to buy. You have to understand I'm a retard and I've been using Fruityloops for months, wondering why it's as difficult as it is. I have made some beats that I really like, but DAMN can it get frustrating. I never liked 9th Wonder too much but everyday I'm appreciating him more!


you could do with checking that book 'behind the beat' which shows various producers set ups

ive seen kanye use a mpc 2000 xl and a triton but you gotta remember no matter what they use there stuff is getting put together in professional studios with pro engineers,thats not to say you cant get a good sound on a home set up

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Posted 05 December 2006 - 05:35 AM

Yeah no I've made a handful of beats that I was surprised at myself. I'm confident in Fruityloops' capabilities. It's just that with FL, getting good drum sounds is SO FUCKING hard. 9th Wonder is proof - that is easily his biggest complaint.

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Posted 05 December 2006 - 05:55 AM

btw man I just ordered that book on amazon. It looks really amazing. I can't wait to see those setups! Chief Xcel's in there, Thes One... man

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Posted 05 December 2006 - 06:55 AM

..actually i think that it does not matter what hardware/software you use - if you have the talent in making beats you will succeed with a vintage drummachine and a 4 track + tv..

..peace!
p.s. my beats
..i use no pro stuff..

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Posted 05 December 2006 - 07:00 AM

btw man I just ordered that book on amazon. It looks really amazing. I can't wait to see those setups! Chief Xcel's in there, Thes One... man


its a good book man,i got it like this time last year(think??) and still pick it up at least once a week to browse through,mainly cos im jealous that most of the set ups in there are so tidy

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Posted 05 December 2006 - 05:37 PM

Too bad Danger Mouse isn't in there. I remember seeing his bedroom on TV one time and I was like "YO!" He had a gang of shit in there.

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Posted 06 December 2006 - 10:20 AM

Too bad Danger Mouse isn't in there. I remember seeing his bedroom on TV one time and I was like "YO!" He had a gang of shit in there.



really? i just thought he had a computer and a keyboard i guess producing the gorillaz and gnarls barkley have reaped in the royalties

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Posted 06 December 2006 - 10:48 AM

main things...

kanye : mpc 3000
premier : mpc 60 (or 60 mk2), s950
peter rock : sp 1200 and mpc 2000xl

fact not a fiction

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Posted 06 December 2006 - 10:57 AM

beatmaking videos

^^^there you go man,think it features some fruity loops users if thats what you were asking about in another thread?

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Posted 06 December 2006 - 12:12 PM

Here are the main units mostly for these producers

Dilla-MPC3000
Madlib-Boss Sp-303, MPC4000, SP-1200, and mad keyboards
Oh No-MPC2000XL
MF Doom-MPC2000 Classic
9th Wonder-Fruity Loops
Kanye-ASR10, MPC2000, Triton
Khrysis-Fruity Loops, MPC1000
Illmind-ASR10, Boss Sp-303
Premier-MPC60, S950
Rza-MPC60 1 & 2, MPC3000, MV-8000, SP1200, ASR10
Jake One-ASR10
Oddisee-ASR-X
Kev Brown-MPC2000XL
Marco Polo-MPC2000XL
Dr. Dre-MPC3000
DJ Quik-MPC60, MPC3000
Ta'raach-MPC2000
Waajeed-MPC2000
Dj Exile-MPC2000
Magnif-Sp404, MPC60
Black Milk-MPC2000XL
Kankick-ASR10, MPC2000
Count Bass D-MPC2000XL, MPC60, Casio Keyboards
M-Phazes-MPC2000XL
Georgia Anne Muldrow-MPC2000
88 Keys-MPC3000
Muneshine-MPC2000XL
Hezekiah-MPC2000
J. Rawls-ASR10
Da Beatminerz-MPC3000, SP1200
Large Professor-MPC4000, MPC1000
NOTTZ-ASR10
Grap Luva-SP1200, MPC2000XL
Nick Speed-MPC2000XL
Mathematics-ASR10

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Posted 06 December 2006 - 12:51 PM

. I'm confident in Fruityloops' capabilities. It's just that with FL, getting good drum sounds is SO FUCKING hard. 9th Wonder is proof - that is easily his biggest complaint.


You should chek ebay for some drum sample cd's. I got a few for a couple dollars and they had thousands of sounds on em. DOPE RAW HIP HOP DRUMS.

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Posted 06 December 2006 - 01:12 PM

I'm trying to decide what to buy. ...


THis one beat machine is slept on- the Korg Electribe ES-1 and the ESX-1, The ES-1 used to run at the same price as the SP_303 brand new, but it is Being discontinued. It had the best sequencing, swing, and effects that I had seen in a machine for that price. It also had a very good sampling and resampling quality. And for those trying to make there beats sound like they came out of 1991 there were some really good distortion and decimator effects.check ebay-u can probably find it for around 200$

The Esx-1 is the higher end model which I currently use. It has very intuitive sample chopping-Just a twist of the knob- and also has alot more effects, memory, swing options, and overall dopeness. This runs at about half the price of the mpc-1000 and you can do all the same shit.

one of my favorite things about these machines is that you can post up on the couch and put it on your lap.

you can peep the esx-1 in both madlib and dillas studio in that book "behind the beat", its the one with the vacuum tubes and red face plate

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Posted 06 December 2006 - 03:37 PM

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He doesn't even care to buy a zip drive. Anyone has any beat cds of his for share?

Oh yeah, thats Jake One by the way.

#15 Mattremot

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Posted 06 December 2006 - 04:48 PM

Thanks a lot for the info everybody.

Damn Blazemore how you know all that? I do know one thing you didn't post - Large Pro entirely produced "Breaking Atoms" with an SP-1200. If y'all don't know about that LP you might be beyond saving.

"i guess producing the gorillaz and gnarls barkley have reaped in the royalties"

Ya I'd say so man. How many millions of units has that guy pushed now altogether? At least 3 with Gnarls and the Gorillaz alone. I heard somewhere that "DangerDoom" even went gold. Not sure if I'd believe that but with Adult Swim, Danger and MF, it's definitely possible.

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Posted 06 December 2006 - 05:26 PM

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He doesn't even care to buy a zip drive. Anyone has any beat cds of his for share?

Oh yeah, thats Jake One by the way.


ROCK CO. KANE FLOW!!!
That beat is too fuckin' sick!!!

#17 Urbaniak

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Posted 06 December 2006 - 05:34 PM

ROCK CO. KANE FLOW!!!
That beat is too fuckin' sick!!!


Apparently Jake One never thought the beat was one of his best, it was just another beat on one of his cds.

that De La chose.

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Posted 07 December 2006 - 08:51 AM

[quote name='Mattremot' date='Dec 6 2006, 04:48 PM' post='10624']
Damn Blazemore how you know all that? I do know one thing you didn't post - Large Pro entirely produced "Breaking Atoms" with an SP-1200. If y'all don't know about that LP you might be beyond saving.


Yeah Large Pro did use a SP1200 but now he only uses the 4000 & 1000. I seen all there set ups and main production gear. Yeah some might have some other drum machines but mostly what you see is what the catz are using now.

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Posted 07 December 2006 - 10:49 AM

i've seen quik with a sp1200 too

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Posted 07 December 2006 - 11:15 AM

God I love this pic... :(

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Posted 07 December 2006 - 12:15 PM

:( madlib shit, thats the hotel room he made euhm; which album was it again, some good shit though, with dilla i thought? see it aint all about the equipement, its the hands and the skills too :P

#22 Mattremot

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Posted 07 December 2006 - 05:39 PM

Isn't that in Brazil working on Madvillainy? Unbelievable

I wonder what dude did on "Monkey Suite"
It's such a quirky track I don't know how he achieved that effect

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Posted 07 December 2006 - 07:26 PM

Yup...in Brazil for the Red Bull Academy deal...

IF ANYONE CAN FIND A LINK TO THE RED BULL SHOW POST IT, ALL I CAN FIND IS DEAD LINKS INCLUDING STONES THROW'S OWN LINK

http://www.stonesthr...lib-redbull.ram

He made "Stange Days" off of Madvillain with that setup, another track too I think.

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Posted 08 December 2006 - 11:48 AM

Yup...in Brazil for the Red Bull Academy deal...



He made "Stange Days" off of Madvillain with that setup, another track too I think.


i read he made all the beats for madvillainy in brazil on the 303

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Posted 08 December 2006 - 12:30 PM

"i read he made all the beats for madvillainy in brazil on the 303"

I don't think so man. At least in interviews he sounds as though he only did a couple there.

Speaking of Large Pro from earlier - what the hell has he been up to???

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Posted 15 January 2007 - 10:25 PM

What does Oh No use for making beats? Prince Paul?

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Posted 16 January 2007 - 09:52 AM

I've got some of Jake One's ish from back when he did stuff on Conception Records (98) and "Table Maners" which is a brakes mixtape he did with Vitamin D (97-98)

Large Pro also uses an ASR-X
Pete Pock used a SP-1200 and S950 combo. Now he uses an MPC3000 or 4000.

And just for BRAGGIN WRITES MOFO'S!!!!

I OWN LARGE PROFESSORS S950!!!!!!!!!! (long ass story)

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Posted 16 January 2007 - 12:36 PM

What does Oh No use for making beats? Prince Paul?


Do people only know of the redbull clip for madlib? Theres one for Oh No as well.

I think he uses an mpc and pro tools and shit.

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Posted 16 January 2007 - 01:32 PM

rza uses a roland 8000 or sumthin

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Posted 16 January 2007 - 02:27 PM

^^^ Yeah, he says in his opinion it's better than the MPC.




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