For discussion about setting up your studio and advice on the gear and equipment within it.
By Clint Wed Jan 28, 2009 12:40 am
So I was looking around for some good beat-making videos involving the MPC4000 (my bias!) and came across a few MPC videos which I thought were inspirational, thought-provoking and most of all resulted in the making of some good music. It’s always good to see how other producers work IMHO.

I’m talking about the ones you want to watch over again to remind yourselves how simple it can be to create music once you’ve mastered your tools. The one’s that make you proud to own an MPC. The one’s that have you glued to the monitor the whole time. You know, the real GOOD ones.

I couldn’t find a dedicated thread for MPC videos on the forums so I thought it would be helpful to create one. Not only do videos make for interesting viewing they also help MPC newbies realise the potential of this classic piece of hardware and serve as an instructional/ reference tool.

Post up links any top quality videos which clearly show the MPC being used to full effect to create dope beats in a studio environment, not just sitting idle in the background. Not really talking about tutorials, as such, but beatmaking videos that capture the essence of the typical MPC production workflow without too much unnecessary chit-chat.

Here’s a few I liked to get this thread rolling:


http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=aoYeDtMfnXM (S2Keyz w/French dialogue. MPC4000)

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=BOIc8dghjj0 (Just Blaze on Smack DVD. MPC4000 YouTube classic)

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=oqFhl0Lv0 ... re=related (Charlie Darker on the MPC4000)

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=00jnZDiGC ... re=related (Altruwest TV. MPC4000. Funny!)

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=Hl1GO-MaHx4 (Cheese Beats. MPC4000 w/Miko Demo)

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=IVz3VMzYcD8 (Rawbeatzz. Dirty South track MPC4000 w/Motif)

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=P6OLnpMT0W0 (Boon Doc. MPC1000. Banging out those chops. Crazy!)

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=-_DzoNuZ9Q0 (Boon Doc 2009. MPC1000 with commentary)




Whenever possible, please provide a brief description about the link as I have done. I know many of the seasoned YouTube surfers may have seen these already. I’m sure you can add links to one of your favourite MPC videos for the benefit of the growing number of members we have here.

That's 75 minutes of MPC-TV right there.

Enjoy!

PS: Let's make this thread a good one to kick off 09, it may get stickied at a later stage....

Please resist the urge to post videos of yourself here, let your peers decide if its good.

If in doubt refer to the above mentioned criteria so we can keep this thread ON POINT!
By JaeOne3345 Wed Jan 28, 2009 12:49 am
1. Just search any youtube for Damu the Fudgemunk: Any and all vids he is in will show you how you don't need a thousand features to make hot ****. Ripping 99/100 cats with nothin but a 2000 classic and vinyl.

2. Focus on the mpc 3k: A true musician. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5pyt1lXOIHs

3. Focus on a non sampled beat that still sounds like hip hop (rare these days). MPC used for sequencing. It;s behind him. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2--5Il1MaqI

4. 20syl. Everyone knows this video. More musicianship. 2000xl with a bunch of other elements thrown in.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9dRWZjXzjJM

5. F Major: My boy F Major always puts it down on his channel. Either on the 2kxl or the 2500 with hard/soft synths thrown in and DONE RIGHT. Check his vids here:
http://www.youtube.com/user/Altruwest

Let's make sure we don't post up the cats standin' in front of the keyboard/mpc talking about "aye dog i made dis **** in 5 minutes, we fiddna take over." GARBAGE SON.
User avatar
By faze1 Wed Jan 28, 2009 12:55 am
Mabanua and Shingo Suzuki making beats with their mpc2kxl's. These guys are great musicians (mabanua=drummer and Shingo=bass guitar, keys in their band Ovall.) Japan in the house!!!!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vkm7iq-vEYg http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=09S3GVmLfPk
Last edited by faze1 on Wed Jan 28, 2009 1:51 am, edited 2 times in total.
By j-no Wed Jan 28, 2009 12:58 am
JaeOne3345 wrote:1. Just search any youtube for Damu the Fudgemunk: Any and all vids he is in will show you how you don't need a thousand features to make hot ****. Ripping 99/100 cats with nothin but a 2000 classic and vinyl.
User avatar
By peterpiper Wed Jan 28, 2009 3:30 am
JaeOne3345 wrote:1. Just search any youtube for Damu the Fudgemunk: Any and all vids he is in will show you how you don't need a thousand features to make hot ****. Ripping 99/100 cats with nothin but a 2000 classic and vinyl.


And 1,4 MB Floppy Disk :) I love it.

peace