Acclaimed Beatmaker Reveals How He Made ‘Death of Autotune;’ Sheds Light on His Workflow
|By Amir Said (Sa’id)|
“It’s probably the tightest thing, since I was on a physical drum machine,” so says critically acclaimed beatmaker NO I.D. about Native Instruments wonder unit, the Maschine, a hardware EMPI (Electronic Music Production Instrument) that features a software sequencer. In this video, the widely recognized mentor to Kanye West breaks down exactly how he put together the beat that would be used for Jay-Z’s “Death of Autotune.” “Death of the autotune was just a sample I had sitting around, he says, clearing up all misconceptions that live instrumentalists were brought in to make the now infamous “D.O.A.” groove. In addition to detailing his method for creating “D.O.A.,” NO I.D. also talks about how his workflow is predicated upon previously sampled sounds that he keeps stored in the folders of his Maschine.
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