By tapedeck Thu Jul 25, 2019 1:49 am
dunkeyman wrote:Man I am so confused. I thought the MPC couldn't really "manipulate" sounds, which is why it's not an "all-in-one-sampler".
Also someone like Muggs really did all those awesome 90s beats on an sp1200 and that's it? No other hardware?
Thanks so much for all the replies.
you don't need an all-in-one sampler...and i dont think that's what we said. we were saying the sampler in the mpc is limited. you know what though, the sampler in a sp is even MORE limited.
all those old beats were made with stuff that is so much more limited than your 2kxl. even an mpc60, which has produced countless hits, doesnt even have a filter. you dont need anything other than your own creativity to make a dope beat.
you know what they didn't have in the 90s? the internet. for real - get off the internet. get on the machine. make beats. thats all it takes. every other beatmaker in the 90s did it this way, so if thats what you are going for, do it that way.
sure they probably had cool outboard eqs and stuff and mixers etc, but thats all extra and not necessary at all.
not trying to be harsh, just trying to inspire you to just get to work! you dont need more gear, you probably don't even need more knowledge, you need time and effort, and only you can provide that.