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Large Professor on Trying Different Beat Machines

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Beatmaking Pioneer Advises To Keep An Open Mind To New Gear

By AMIR SAID (SA’ID)

For most beatmakers, gear changes and explorations are, at one time or another, inevitable. Pursuing your own style and sound has a lot to do with setup that you use. So it should come as no surprise that setup changes are often necessary.

In the video below, Large Professor talks about how he tried out all of the major beat machines (E-Mu SP 1200, Ensonic ASR-10, Akai MPC) of his time, and how it was RZA who helped influence his decision. But whether it was Large Pro’s quest to broaden his sound, or a simple case of curiosity and exploration, one thing’s for certain: the recording budget—something not afforded to most—definitely gave him the freedom and resources to try out new beat machines.

The video below is presented here for the purpose of scholarship.

Large Pro talks machines and Rza’s influence (via Grind Music Radio)


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