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How Vinyl Records Are Made Part 1
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
This video by the Discovery Channel called "How Vinyl Records Are Made" is for all the crate diggers out there. Part 1 of 2. To watch Part 2 click here: How Vinyl Records Are Made Part 2 [MORE]

Justin Aswell on the Akai MPC 2000XL
Monday, February 9, 2009
Justin Aswell of Mr. Invisible live on the Akai MPC 2000XL featuring the track "Break it Down". To hear more of Justin Aswell's music visit: Justin Aswell on MySpace [MORE]

Sampling Ė Does it Make Business Sense?
Saturday, February 7, 2009
In this video John Kellogg, Professor of Music Business/Management at Berklee College of Music, discusses the impact that using a sample of a copyrighted work can have on your bottom line, and offers some alternative creative strategies that will keep all your work’s income flowing to you and you only. This information is so valuable... [MORE]

Advice for Aspiring Hip Hop Artists
Friday, February 6, 2009
In this video Ethan Holben gives advice to aspiring hip hop artists on working as hard as you can to establish yourself by playing shows, building a following, and utilizing your own resources. He states that many well-known artists have handled their own business affairs and promoted themselves successfully without a label. Examples of... [MORE]

Pete Rock on the Akai MPC 2000XL Video
Friday, February 6, 2009
In this video Pete Rock explains some of his beatmaking skills and production techniques. Pay attention to how smooth and effortless he makes it look. He is known to build his beats from samples particularly from jazz, funk and R&B records. Pete Rock has worked with many artists including Run-DMC, Nas, Jeru The Damaja, Public Enemy,... [MORE]

Dr. Dre Beatmaking on a Plane Video
Friday, February 6, 2009
Check this short 30 second commercial for "Coors". The commercial shows Dr. Dre on a plane making a beat on the Akai MPC 1000. Only proving that beatmaking can be done anywhere and anytime. Enjoy! [MORE]

WhoSampled - The Ultimate Database of Sampled Music
Friday, February 6, 2009
WhoSampled is building the ultimate database of sampled music! At WhoSampled.com you can discover & discuss music that is based on other music. For example, did you know the song Live Your Life by T.I. feat. Rihanna was based on the song Dragostea Din Tei by O-zone. Live Your Life by T.I. feat. Rihanna Dragostea Din Tei by O-Zone... [MORE]

Akai MPD32 Product Overview Video
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
This is the official Akai MPD32 product overview video by Akai Professional. The MPD32 is a MIDI-over-USB performance pad controller for DJs, programmers, producers, and others musicians. Built around the controls and technology from Akai Professional's industry-standard MPC series, the MPD32 is an expressive and intuitive... [MORE]

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My son is a beat guy, weíll call him B. He scratches, samples and mixes all kinds of music. Itís actually quite a fascinating art and requires perseverance, talent and a fair bit of expensive equipment. Not the kind that is available at your local Best Buy, but the kind that requires a special sort of retailer, one that is found online. The object of our desire was an Akai MPC1000 drum machine sampler. Now these retail between $900 and $1100 depending on who your talking to, so this is one of these purchases that you hold your breath a bit when you hit the payment button, itís big ticket stuff when dealing with strangers. B did his DD and narrowed it down to an online retailer we found on ebay. Best price, best information and a whole bunch of extras to go with the unit. So we click on to his online store front and purchase the item. Great site, easy to use and informative. The next morning I receive a call on my mobile, Hip Hop Tools pops up on my call display and Iím thinking now what? A man on the other end of the line introduces himself and says heís the owner of Hip Hop Tools and he wants to thank me for my purchase! Imagine that. He then tells me that heís shipping it out tonight and if I have any questions or problems to call him personally and he will look after it. Four days later, thereís a box at my door. A perfectly packaged, brand new MPC1000 has arrived. As B unpacks it he realizes that there is a catalogue of samples that was to be included and was missed. I emailed my friend at HipHopTools and he responds within the day with a link to download the great big file of samples with an offer to send the disk. I wish that I was a beat guy too, because I would love to buy more stuff from these guys, the experience alone in a world so full of attitude and bad service was worth it. Not to mention they deliver the goods at the best price.
Jeff Stathopulos - British Columbia Canada

Thank you for the great deal on the MPC1000 Pro Plus Package!! Excellent service, answered all my questions and the package arrived with everything in it. I will definitely recommend this website to everyone i know. Thanks again!!
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