Getting the most out of older gear Part 1: MPC 1000 fat pad upgrade

These days there are a ton of options for the upcoming producer and selecting which tools you use can be daunting. Factors such as price range, hardware vs software, analog vs digital and workflow can all be major factors. Luckily for those in the know, there are some real deals to be had these days.  This series will focus of finding production equipment deals, older gear that still holds a lot of useful abilities, and breathing new life into that gear. To help get the best bang for your production dollar, I have decided to grab a few of these pieces of gear and show how to revamp them, what to look out for, and how to use them in todays modern environment.

So lets start off with arguably the center of most production setups, the sequencer/drum sampler.  I have chosen the MPC 1000 for a few reasons. 1) it is affordably priced and readily available. 2) with its compact flash slot, hard drive and USB connection, this MPC can easily connect to a modern studio set up with ease. 3) the MPC 1000 is to this day one of the most powerful portable samplers available.Screen Shot 2016-04-19 at 6.27.34 PM

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The Producers Hangout Episode 34 : St Joe, Ableton Push 2, Uvi Falcon etc

 

Welcome the return of

The Producers Hangout show

This episode we invite Soundsandgear.com’s St. Joe who has a new site “Pushtutorials.com”

we discuss the recent Ableton live update as well as its new controller Push (2?). as well as the excellent new plugin from UVI “Falcon”, novations “circuit” and more. sit back and enjoy a nice chat about a whole lot of gear.

 

The SynthSummitShow is now in action!

Over the past several months I have been hosting a show entitled “The Producers Hangout” while that show is still going strong and we appreciate all of our guests and viewers, I have decided to start and additional show dedicated to synth gear.

This show will be semi weekly with a heavy emphasis on synths and modular. the first two episodes are up now so be sure to click the link at the top of the page to keep abreast of all things SynthSummitShow related!