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M-Phazes Tutorial Suite

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Quality Close-Ups with Rising Beatmaker

By Amir Said (Sa’id)

Admirers of M-Phazes’ style will especially appreciate the first video, as M-Phazes clarifies exactly what he uses for chopping samples and for making his drums. The second video is a standard interview, wherein M-Phazes discussing his upcoming beatmaker-based album, Good Gracious. He also points out what I’ve long said about beat tags, and he plays a number of snippets from songs off of his album. Finally, the third “video” is an instrumental of M-Phazes called “What Now.” I recommend giving this instrumental several (at least) listens, as it’s a good demonstration of how intricate and creative chopping samples and other sounds can get.

For educational purposes…

ASK M-PHAZES – What plugins do you use to chop samples?

M-Phazes – Exclusive Interview & Album Preview (via Loft B TV)

M-Phazes – What Now (Instrumental)


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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