Here ‘s an interesting Photek interview during the “Modus Operandi ” period.
Despite todays “standards” the studio is simple room without any acoustic treatment.
The set up is really limited to a couple of Emu E4 serie (5000 and 64) , a Roland JV1080, an old Atari computer running Cubase and a master keyboard.
The main source of samples are old jazz LPs, the samples are chopped into a sampler and then rearranged and resampled as a loop in the second sampler.
The old way of sample treatment that lead to that great sound!
Jel is without any doubt one of the best “MPC player” around and his playing technique is awesome.
The song is played completely LIVE, no sequencing!
He uses the Akai MPC2000XL for the “played parts” and the Boss SP-303 for a couple of loops.
An amazing performance , a real jam session on Akai MPCs.
Dj Shadow on the MPC3000LE, DJ Chemist & DJ Numark on MPC2000.
How to use MUTE GROUPS, for loops and for ONE SHOT samples.
AKAI MPC500 MUTE GROUP TUTORIAL from Soundsforsamplers on Vimeo.
A great video about finger drumming on an Akai MPC 2500.
This technique can be useful with all the MPC models and with pad controllers.
How to do mpc pad finger drumming from Brandon Murphy on Vimeo.
An amazing video about Dj Shadow…
The theme is from his groundbraking album “endtroducing”, the track is “Midnight in a perfect world”.
Pete Rock talks about MPC and beat techniques.
Roland Alphajunos are overlooked today because of their lack of slider and knobs and their controller PG300 is hard to find and not cheap.
The Behringer BCR2000 is the easy way out, the perfect substitute to the PG300, take a look at this video…
The Behringer is a midi controller that can send even sysex messages, the old Roland Alphas work only with sysex messages so you have to map the BCR2000 with the learn function and a virtual pg300 programmer.
from Jexus channel the Roland Alphajuno2 in action.
From classic 80’s sounds to techno oriented stuff!
Bliptronic 5000 “sings” Jingle bells!