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Rsonist Plays The Akai MPC 4000

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One Half Of Acclaimed Heatmakerz Duo Offers Close-Up Look At His Technique On The Akai MPC 4000

By Amir Said (Sa’id)

After Rsonist weighs in on Polow Da Don’s alleged “best producer” statement, this video really takes off, as it delivers an unchecked look at how Rsonist “plays” and programs his Akai MPC 4000. I like brief, “action” videos like this, because they shed light on how each beatmaker ultimately approaches the building out of an arrangement, once the core groove (rhythm) is established.

For educational purposes…

CRASH : PRODUCTION (PART 2 of 4) [Rsonist of Heatmakerz Speaks on Polow Da Don] (via True Stories Radio)

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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

  • Mariella

    Dope video.