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Havoc Gives Ill Beatmaking Lesson


Because of the subtle nuances, this is actually one of the better videos I’ve ever scene… In this video, Havoc (of Mobb Deep) finds a complete phrase from off of a record, then he chops it up, modifies the pitch, and blammm! A new heater is made…
Pay careful attention to how he creates an ill change using the same source sample. And when he throws the drums in, aw, man, this shit really comes alive! Great video, as it shows how meticulous the process can be, but how efficient the workflow can be when you have an ideas, instinct, and, well, the best “dummy-proof” machine ever built: the MPC 4000…

Beatmaking, Drum Sounds and Drum Programming, Arranging, and Composing, Interviews, MusicStudy, Recording, Mixing, and Mastering

About Author

Amir Said (aka Sa’id) is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of BeatTips. A writer, publisher, and beatmaker/rapper from New York, Said is the author of a number of books, including ‘The BeatTips Manual,’ ‘The Art of Sampling,’ ‘Ghetto Brother,’ and ‘The Truth About New York.’ He is also a recording artist with a number of music projects, including his latest album 'The Best of Times.' Follow him on Twitter at: @amirsaid and @BeatTipsManual

  • dope…… new york swagger…
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