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E-mu SP-1200 - A Look Back

E-mu SP-1200 - A Look Back

E-mu's SP-1200 sampler/drum machine was THE machine to have back in the day, all throughout the 1980's and 1990's. Featuring 26.040 kHz and 12-bit res...

The Beat Grind

The Beat Grind

Today a post in the forums got me thinking about how much time we actually spend making beats nowadays. A while back I used to make beats daily, and I...

Learn The Technique Of Drum Construction

Learn The Technique Of Drum Construction

The construction of drums could either be a simple or complex process. You obviously have your own way of doing things, but with the tips provided in ...

Attention Hip Hop Producers: Just Make Music!

Attention Hip Hop Producers: Just Make Music!

When creating music, usually us hip hop producers / beatmakers tend to find our own style, then eventually we get accustomed to doing things a cert...

Back to Basics: Get Offline: Put the Screen Name with The Face

Back to Basics: Get Offline: Put the Screen Name with The Face

Blowing Up from the Basement is a series of articles and resources written exclusively for the members of IllMuzik.com designed to help the bedroom ...

Less Is More!

Less Is More!

Introduction One of the most overlooked aspects of today's beats is that a lot of times there's too much going on. What I mean is that when it comes ...

Marketing Companies

Marketing Companies

Blowing Up from the Basement is a series of articles and resources written exclusively for the IllMuzik fam, designed to help the bedroom producer/a...

The Art of Hip Hop Sampling

The Art of Hip Hop Sampling

Sampling - it's the backbone of rap music. It's how it all started. It helps turn a track into a banger. Yet why is it not used properly in today's...

Press / Media Kit

Press / Media Kit

Blowing Up from the Basement is a series of articles and resources written exclusively for the IllMuzik fam, designed to help the bedroom producer/a...

Live Show Fundamentals

Live Show Fundamentals

Blowing Up from the Basement is a series of articles and resources written exclusively for the IllMuzik fam, designed to help the bedroom producer/a...

Live Shows! How to Get Em and Keep Em

Live Shows! How to Get Em and Keep Em

Blowing Up from the Basement is a series of articles and resources written exclusively for the IllMuzik fam, designed to help the bedroom producer/a...

Do I Need A Manager?

Do I Need A Manager?

Blowing Up from the Basement is a series of articles and resources written exclusively for the IllMuzik fam, designed to help the bedroom producer/a...