This is the footage from the Beats Rhymes and Life Deathproof Beat battle in which producers have to samples songs from the soundtrack of Quentin Tarantino’s “Deathproof”/Grindhouse. The first two clips are mostly talking but it’s beats/music from there on out and we play the originals first so you can hear what folks are sampling.
Shout outs, introduction, explantion of the Deathproof beat battle and stand-up routine from FLO:
Back in October of 2008, news started spreading about a DJ interface for video games. Actually, ever since learning about DJ Hero (a spinoff of the popular Guitar Hero) producers, beatmakers and DJs have been eagerly awaiting more details. Recently, Numark released a video preview of how their Scratch Deck will work:
One of the coolest features of this new device, is the inclusion of MPC-style pads to trigger drums! Looks like we’ve come a long way from Parappa the Rapper and Beatmania. Now let’s just wait for all the awesome downloadable content and scratch packs! We will be posting as much content on this as possible, so stay tuned!
Here’s the preview video for Scratch: The Ultimate DJ
It has come time for me to update my home recording studio to continue recording my own brand of intergalactic low-fi, disco, funk, folk rock. Rather than spend big bucks on a stereo mic setup that won’t offer me the low quality sound that I am accustomed to, I have decided to build my own for next to nothing almost entirely out of found parts. Now I can get awesome panning effects that can easily be mimicked in software, but never truly replicated.
As a great follow-up to the recent post on DJ schools gaining popularity, Create Digital Music has posted an article on Stanton SCS.3d and Open Scratch Scripting, and a video example featuring DJ Jungleboy and another with DJ Pegasus. This article also links to a new Freeware DJ software called Mixxx. Hip Hop Production will be posting much more on Mixxx in the near future – and stay tuned for an upcoming series on video scratching with VirtualDJ, and non-destructive scratching.
… it’s fun just watching DJ Jungleboy work behind a pair of Stanton SCS.3d controllers. These instruments seem designed for him. In a way, a lot of what he’s doing could easily be done with a sampler and drum pad, like an MPC setup…
… you can script the SCS.3d with Mixxx, the open source DJ tool for Windows, Mac, and – yep – Linux. Serato is a terrific and solid tool, but if you’re looking for something a little different, Mixxx looks terrific.
This also demonstrates why choice makes controllers much more powerful, just as you’d want choices and versatility with a musical instrument.
There is a competition being hosted at the ToyotaMusic MySpace page right now, called “Rock the Space.” You have until July 1st, 2009 to submit your demo tape, and on September 17th, 2009 a winner will be announced, which will receive a record deal with MySpace records, along with $10,000 worth of Fender gear.