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Sign This Petition And Help Bring Back The Technics 1200 Turntable

Sign This Petition And Help Bring Back The Technics 1200 Turntable

Hip Hop deejays and producers from all over the world know about the Technics 1200. If for some reason you don't, punch yourself in the face. Since Panasonic stopped production on the 1200s a few years ago, ...
Korg Releases The Taktile Controller Keyboard

Korg Releases The Taktile Controller Keyboard

To me, Korg is one of those companies that seems to lay low, but still manage...
Enhance Your Beats With The Vitamin Sonic Enhancer From Waves

Enhance Your Beats With The Vitamin Sonic Enhancer From Waves

Waves is known for their bundle plug-ins that feature tons of great sounding ...
Tascam Unveils The UH-7000 Audio Interface

Tascam Unveils The UH-7000 Audio Interface

There is a huge selection of audio interfaces on the market, but there's alwa...
Bitwig Aims To Become The Best DAW Ever

Bitwig Aims To Become The Best DAW Ever

I recently heard about Bitwig, a DAW that seemed too good to be true. Not onl...
Akai MPC Users Will Want To Try These Headphones

Akai MPC Users Will Want To Try These Headphones

Hip Hop producers have been using the Akai MPC for decades because of its sim...
Native Instruments Introduces Molekular Effects For Komplete

Native Instruments Introduces Molekular Effects For Komplete

We've come a long way from the days of lame software effects, which eventuall...
Watch DJ QBert As He Discusses His New Music

Watch DJ QBert As He Discusses His New Music

DJ QBert, known as the best scratch DJ on the planet, recently did a workshop with Dubspot and explained his techniques and sound, as well as preview his upcoming album releases.
Roland TR-707 Sounds Are Coming To The Aira TR-8

Roland TR-707 Sounds Are Coming To The Aira TR-8

As I reported a few weeks ago, Roland has released the Aira TR-8, which is a modern drum machine with both the TR-808 and TR-909 sounds in it. Now they're planning on adding the TR-707 so...
PatchBanks Releases Low End Theory Volume 3

PatchBanks Releases Low End Theory Volume 3

PatchBanks has been putting out some really dope sample packs over the past while, and the Low End Theory series is probably their best.
The BPB Cassette 606 Brings Back That Dope Analog Sound

The BPB Cassette 606 Brings Back That Dope Analog Sound

Some Hip Hop producers can't get enough of that old school sound, whether it's from dusty samples or from vintage hardware gear, so that's why you can now get Roland TR-606 sounds with th...
Go Compact With The Traktor Audio 2 Sound Card

Go Compact With The Traktor Audio 2 Sound Card

Having the right sound card for your DJ setup is very important, especially the sound. But it's the size of the soundcard that is something to think about because for some, space is very ...
Your Snare Is Wack - Time To Beat It Up

Your Snare Is Wack - Time To Beat It Up

Drums have always been looked at as the foundation of a Hip Hop track. Because of this, there have been numerous productions that have some tremendous drum tracks, whether it be from livi...
Lil Dap About To Release New Single 'Code Of Silence'

Lil Dap About To Release New Single 'Code Of Silence'

Group Home was one of those 90's groups that always had dope material. A large part of it had to do with DJ Premier's beats on their early work, but even after they did their own thing, t...
Don't Have A TR-808? Get Boom 808 Instead

Don't Have A TR-808? Get Boom 808 Instead

The TR-808 is well known in the Hip Hop production world, and that's because it's a classic machine that is responsible for many hits. Just LL Cool J's use of the 808 drum machine alone i...
Here Comes De La Soul With New Music

Here Comes De La Soul With New Music

Ever since they dropped their first LP back in 1989, De La Soul has been quiet but steady on the Hip Hop front. Sure, they've put out lots of material over the years, but I guess since we...
Watch Baby Paul Remix Leflaur Leflah Eshkoshka With Maschine Studio

Watch Baby Paul Remix Leflaur Leflah Eshkoshka With Maschine Studio

This is great. One of my favorite songs from the Boot Camp Clik in the 90's was "Leflaur Leflah Eshkoshka", and now producer Baby Paul is with Dubspot learning Maschine Studio and remixin...
UPDATED: Pioneer Might Be Trying To Bring Back The 1200

UPDATED: Pioneer Might Be Trying To Bring Back The 1200

Ever since the beloved Technics 1200 was no more, and Panasonic decided to stop production on such an amazingly built product, DJ's from all over the world have been looking for a replace...
The Rhythm Wolf Is Sure To Liven Up Your Beat Productions

The Rhythm Wolf Is Sure To Liven Up Your Beat Productions

Akai's Rhythm Wolf is sure to trigger lots of creativity in the studio with its unique style, being both an analog drum machine and a bass synthesizer.
Akai Introduces The MPX16 Sample Player & Recorder

Akai Introduces The MPX16 Sample Player & Recorder

When Akai first came out with the MPX8, it looked like a small, simple sample player and recorder that anyone could use. Now they've introduced the MPX16 which is, of course, 16 pads, but...
Reel ADT Will Give Your Music The Abbey Road Sound

Reel ADT Will Give Your Music The Abbey Road Sound

When the Beatles rocked the world years ago, not only was their music great, but so was their sound. This is because they recorded at Abbey Road studios, which had awesome gear, which is ...
Physis Piano Introduces The K4 Control Keyboard

Physis Piano Introduces The K4 Control Keyboard

Straight out of Musikmesse 2014, Physis Piano is showing off their latest offering, the K4/K5 control keyboard, which looks and sounds very impressive.
Are You A Beat Making Newbie? Don't Worry About It

Are You A Beat Making Newbie? Don't Worry About It

There are many Hip Hop producers in this game, and I have seen many come and go. It seems that almost daily, I see new, young blood popping up and hungrier than ever to get their hands di...
Elektron Releases The Analog Keys Synthesizer

Elektron Releases The Analog Keys Synthesizer

Having the right keyboard synthesizer will make all the difference in your music productions, and now Elektron, who are known for their quality synths, have released Analog Keys.
Nabla Is A Free String Synth For Windows, Yes, FREE

Nabla Is A Free String Synth For Windows, Yes, FREE

Whenever I hear about something being free, I usually end up with a neck brace later on in the day because I'm too quick to snap my head to see what's going on. Full Bucket Music has intr...
5 Reasons Why I Hate Sampling

5 Reasons Why I Hate Sampling

Sampling is dope. In all of the years that I've been making beats, sampling is one of those things that just makes my beats sound great and unique. However, there are times when sampling ...
Shape Your Sounds Easily With The Waves MetaFilter

Shape Your Sounds Easily With The Waves MetaFilter

There are plenty of plug-ins that give you many options to shape your sounds, but Waves adds a little something extra with MetaFilter.
Give Your Beats A Vintage Sound With The Vinyl Toolkit For Kontakt

Give Your Beats A Vintage Sound With The Vinyl Toolkit For Kontakt

Waveshaper has released a new Kontakt instrument, The Vinyl Toolkit, which is sure to give your beats that vintage, gritty vinyl sound for your beats.
Roland Set To Release The AIRA TR-8 Drum Machine

Roland Set To Release The AIRA TR-8 Drum Machine

One of the most popular drum machines in the 1980's was the Roland TR-808, which was also accompanied by the TR-909. What made these machines so unique was the sounds they container, but ...
Watch A Guy Freak Out Over A Minimoog Voyager Signature Edition

Watch A Guy Freak Out Over A Minimoog Voyager Signature Edition

Everyone in music production knows about the Moog line of keyboards, mainly because they sound great. Bob Moog first created his keyboards a long time ago, but in this video, you can see ...