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Ninth Wonder - The Art of Hip Hop Sampling Video
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
Grammy award-winning producer Ninth Wonder explains the art of hip hop sampling at Duke University's Nasher Museum of art and talks about working with multi-platinum R&B singer Beyoncé. Professor Mark Anthony Neal from Duke University says "It's taking raw material, sound and music and creating something that's new, unique and vibrant." Kawachi Clemons from North... [MORE]

MPC Night Sessions Vol. #2 Video
Friday, January 30, 2009
Another amazing beatmaking video. Filmed, edited and produced by Patr00. A cinematic take on beatmaking on the Akai MPC 2000XL and Akai MPC 1000 Drum Machine Sampler. Watch and enjoy.     [MORE]

MPC Night Sessions Vol. #1 Video
Thursday, January 29, 2009
Another amazing beatmaking video. Filmed, edited and produced by Patr00. A cinematic take on beatmaking on the Akai MPC. Watch and enjoy.   [MORE]

Jel on the Akai MPC 2000XL Video
Thursday, January 29, 2009
Jel (anticon) of Subtle and Themselves practices with some drums and a sample. Shot from three different angles. All live on the Akai MPC 2000XL. No sequencing or backing tracks. What you see is what you hear!   [MORE]

Is Sampling Dying?
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Left for dead: Akai MPC 2000 XL Sampler - Photo (77cuts). How greenbacks and red tape are tearing the heart out of hip-hop. By Matthew Newton Simple beats and Auto-Tuned vocals form the foundation of 808s & Heartbreak, Kanye West’s latest release. As the title implies, it’s a breakup album. But perhaps the split is deeper than even West realizes. His new sound is a bold departure... [MORE]

Akai APC40 Video
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
The Akai APC40 is the world’s finest Ableton Live control surface. Ableton and Akai Professional worked in a joint partnership to make the APC40 the perfect Ableton Live control surface. Whether you are an electronic-music performance artist and Live is your canvass, a DJ using Live to mix tracks, or a traditional musician using Live on stage or... [MORE]

History of the 'Amen break' Video
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
The 'Amen break' is a sampled drum loop, extraordinarily prevalent in modern electronic music. It can be used to provide a rhythmic background for another instrument to solo over. This fascinating, brilliant 20-minute video narrates the history of the "Amen Break," a six-second drum sample from the b-side of a chart-topping single from 1969. This sample was used extensively... [MORE]

Copyright Criminals: This Is a Sampling Sport Trailer Video
Sunday, January 18, 2009
Copyright Criminals: This Is a Sampling Sport examines the creative and commercial value of musical sampling, including the related debates over artistic expression, copyright law, and (of course) money. This documentary traces the rise of hip-hop from the urban streets of New York to its current status as a multibillion-dollar industry. For... [MORE]

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