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The E. Family Releases Now & Forever CD

Posted by Ms.Tris On February - 11 - 2011

Great Afternoon to all!! It’s a brisk Friday bundle up if you are on the east coast. On the bright side I noticed days are getting longer..Spring is on the way :)..

The E. Family: Now & Forever

The Escovedo family name rings bells in the music industry. Most of you are familiar with the music of the legendary Pete Escovedo father of the great Drummer/Songwriter/Artist Sheila E.. You may not have known there are many members of the Escovedo family on the music scene. Sheila’s brothers Juan and Peter Michael both play, write, and sing too!

For the very first time they have all come together to bring us ” Now & Forever”. They have also launched a website filled with the latest E Family news, and updates.

Check out the preview single: “I Like It”

Did you here the mix on that?…Guitars sitting so sweet with the percussion..vocals perfect…and it’s so very catchy!…. I like it 🙂

Excerpt from the-e-family.com

Now & Forever
A Timeless Musical Journey

The E Family featuring Pete Escovedo, Sheila E., Juan Escovedo and Peter Michael Escovedo, is truly one of the most versatile and gifted families, with their amazing talent crossing cultural and musical barriers. The Escovedos are joined by special friends who happen to be some of music’s greatest Grammy® Award winning entertainers. “Now & Forever” is a special 13 track collection encompassing a rich range of musical influences, ranging from Latin, Hip Hop, Pop and Jazz, and features special guest artists Earth Wind & Fire, Gloria Estefan, Joss Stone, Israel Houghton, Rafael Saadiq, George Duke and Damon Castillo.

As an EXTRA BONUS, the “Now & Forever” CD package will contain a special promotional code that will enable CD purchasers to download a behind-the-scenes DVD featurette from The E Family website.

Video of first radio airplay and interview about Now & Forever…

For complete track listing, song lyric download, and to purchase Now & Forever visit:
the-e-family.com

Along with the many years of great music, I have always loved the joy and humble actions of The Escovedos. To see this project complete is inspiring…Order your copy and drop them some comments…let them know you “Like It”……

Pz Til Later All!

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ThisIs50.Com: The Hit Lounge

Posted by Ms.Tris On February - 10 - 2011

Great Morning to you! I’m having a cup of coffee going through thousands of emails and commenting on other blogs (hint hint) :-D… So I read on www.thisis50.com that Nicki Minaj is #1 on Billboard charts. That’s amazing for hiphop and female artist…yaay for Nicki.


I couldn’t help thinking “Where’s The Hit Lounge?” They were the most informative live streams for producers that I have viewed. I missed about 3 or 4 over the summer and plan to watch one more before I get to banging out beats.

I was excited to watch the following segment. It’s filled with a lot of information about publishing, song writing, and things a new producer should consider. Check this out when you have time…

The Hit Lounge 7/29/10

Be sure to follow Tony G and Dre on Twitter:

@tonygnyc

@dremckenzie

If you see them post about a new episode let me know and I’ll do the same …

Happy Beat Making To All!
Pz Til Later!~

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Slaughterhouse Ep Preview

Posted by Ms.Tris On February - 9 - 2011


When I heard that Slaughterhouse got signed to Shady Records I was happy for them. I am more familiar with Joe Budden and Joell Ortiz. I know that Joe Budden has been just under the “Super emcee” radar for a while now. He’s always put out solid mixtapes and his beat selection is on point. Joell Ortiz wowed me with his punchlines back in 2007. I hadn’t heard many tracks tracks from Crooked I and Royce Da 5’9 until the“Slaughterhouse” album release. They too have been grinding hard on the underground semi mainstream scene for a minute now. I think all the emcees deserve proper backing and promotion.

Check out the preview: Slaughterhouse Ep

I was surprised how fast they released this Ep. It is really great to hear witty lyrics that most of us are missing from radio now days. DID you hear the BEATS?!? :)….So far so good… I’m about to purchase!

Happy Beat Making To All!
Pz Til Later!~

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Guitar Dexterity Exercises

Posted by Ms.Tris On February - 3 - 2011

Afternoon to ya! I’m excited to say I know about three chords thoroughly on my guitar now..yay and double yay :). I stuck to my at least 2 hour practice / study. I did have to break it up between two weeks though lol… Well I am still on the quest.

My main problem is stretching my fingers to reach some notes. I am also finding my left pinky is just too stiff period! Woo Hoo for youtube. I found this video a few minutes ago. It’s all about dexterity which is needed for playing guitar and many string instruments. It will also help piano players.

Beginner Guitar Lessons – Finger Dexterity Exercise

There is a second part which can be found at :Gutar101Ramstein on Youtube. I have subscribed and will continue through his series.

I am also using this chord book. It has thousands of chords and chord progressions including pictures of the fingering:

Putting all my resources to work now. So far so good and my guitar is no longer dusty 🙂

Happy Beat Making To All!
Pz Til Later!`

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Music Radar: 11 Secret Fl Studio Tips

Posted by Ms.Tris On February - 2 - 2011

If you are a Fl Studio user I am sure you find new tips a treat 🙂 Here are 11 tips geared toward the more advanced user. If you are a new user, you can book mark and return once you understand the program more.

Link to Article:
11 Secret Fl Studio Tips by www.musicradar.com

Here is a list of the tips included:

the secret volume control
split and merge patterns
dumping score log
Set snapshots in browser
scale automation clips
scale note properties
zoom in closer
slice up pattern clips
metronome customization
smooth event editing
snap to events

Enjoy and let me know your favorites from the list..

Happy Beat Making To All…
Pz Til Later!~


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Native Instruments Maschine 1.6 Beta Released!!

Posted by Ms.Tris On January - 28 - 2011

All I have to say is WOW !! I am so happy right now. I can use Vst plug ins inside Maschine!!! To all who own Maschine you can download the public beta for free.. check your email or head over to:

Native Instruments Forum

Saint Joe from SoundsAndGear.com has made a video already. Check out some of the new features:


Improvements for the official 1.6 an 1.6 beta release(from Ni Forum):
New and improved features:

* Plugin hosting for VST/AU instruments and effects
* Increased number of effect slots (3 per Sound, 4 per Group, 4 on Master)
* New “Pad Link” function with 8 pad groups and Master/Slave option
* Individual swing setting per sound
* Clip naming
* Sample renaming
* Improved scene duplication
* External audio input/output increased to 16 stereo channels
* Improved Drag&Drop mapping for samples
* Improved Drag&Drop from OS for Maschine files and audio files
* Drag&Drop rearrangement of scenes and patterns
* Snap-to-grid when moving events via mouse
* VST plugin operation under Mac OS X 64bit
* Rex import under Mac OS X 64bit

I have just installed my copy and I am very impressed. They have really been thinking with the release of Maschine. Now it’s even better. Remember Beta releases are to help fix any bugs etc. Be sure to add your input over at the NI forum. Also back up back up back up before installing and while working..

Happy Beat Making To All…
Pz Til Later!~

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Free Vst Effect Plug Ins: Bootsie’s Collection

Posted by Ms.Tris On January - 21 - 2011

What’s up with you? It’s Friday… yay! Who will go to the superbowl after this weekend? I am not as excited as I would have been if the RAVENS were playing..lol but can’t wait to watch the games….

varietyofsound.com

Now that I am on my way to becoming a great engineer, I have really been trying out different effect plug ins. I have some that I bought, and plenty freebies from the net. I haven’t gotten into all of them, but I found a few on my pc that have helped me tweak and mix a lot better than before.

Kvr’s Developers Challenge 1st place winner Bootsie has some serious free plug ins!!
I have had his collection sitting on my hard drive forever. I decided to give them a try last week. So far I am so stuck on the NastyVCS vst. I have tried it on kicks, snares, percs., and most often the final mix. It’s a console strip type vst. Bootsie describes it as “..tools for tone and dynamic shaping purposes..”

Not only does it actually work and work well, I am loving the design! You can tell all of the vsts took a lot of time to develope. Most of them are multi functional. You can use them on single tracks, or entire mixes. Here are images of two more that I plan to use today:
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