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For The Pad Pushers:Akai Mpd and Giant Mpc!

Posted by Ms.Tris Beats On August - 5 - 2009

Good morning artist.. Hope your week is beat filled!


I’m getting straight to work on something today. I have no idea what type of beat I want to make. Just one of those days where I’ll go with the flow, and step out side the musical box I guess.

On days like this, I’ll usually turn on the hardware and open either Reason or Fl Studio. Everything is ready to go with some drums loaded.

Sometimes I’ll start with a few break beats, or find a hot sample to flip. Other times I just start playing some chords, and build from there.

I may get my inspiration from reading music books and tutorials. Then there the days when a few cool videos just spark up the beat making flames…

Egadz -What We Are Destined To Do- Giant MPCs by

Music Made With Buttons!! Mpc Beat Machine

Wasn’t that great? Now I am off to the mpc… fueled and Super Charged! 🙂

Happy Beat Making To All
Pz Til Later!~

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11 Year Old HipHop Producer: VohnBeatz

Posted by Ms.Tris Beats On August - 4 - 2009

Hey All! I’ve been on a mini vacation in AC. Boy was it fun…Now it’s back to much work.

Please remember sometime in the near future I’ll be changing the site design. I am hoping it will go super smooth with little down time.

I found a link on twitter which introduced me to 11 year old VohnBeatz. He’s the son of producer/emcee S1 of “Strange Fruit Project”.

I have seen some talented young musicians on the net. This is the first time I have heard classic hiphop beats from anyone under 14.

Vohn has already released a few cd’s for artist to download and select beats to purchase. Here is one of his cd covers from VohnBeatz Myspace page, be sure to stop by for more music and videos:


Check out VohnBeatz in action as he explains how he makes hits
Back In the Studio: 11 yr old VohnBeatz ( Reason 4.0)

VohnBeatz/S1 (Showcase) – One Stop Shop Conf 2009

You know I love this! Way to go VohnBeatz keep the beats bangin’!

Happy Beat Making To All
Pz Til Later

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Asr10 The Vintage Sampler?

Posted by Ms.Tris Beats On July - 30 - 2009

Wow I am amazed at calling the Asr10 vintage lol. I got mine because Dj Scottie B had one, and later found out RZA made most of Wu-Tangs first beats with it.


Kanye West and Timbaland are also huge fans of the “Advanced Sampling Recorder”. I thought it would be nice to add more post on the Asr10.

I am not sure if this particular Asr10 has sold on ebay yet…

I am sure you can find one if you google ” Asr10 for Sale” if you’d like to purchase this classic sampler.

Here are a few videos showing beat making with the Asr10:
Sample Beat On Asr10 by:Dirt Revel Official Myspace

Kanye West Stripped Beat Making Segment
This is not new but I love watching it…he also gives some producer encouragement here..great to revisit this one..

Happy Beat Making To All
Pz Til Later!~

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Spitts McMan Interviews Ghostface!

Posted by Ms.Tris Beats On July - 30 - 2009

Good Morning All! Hope you are having a wonderful week!


This was a pleasant surprise for me this morning. I always admired ‘Ghostface Killah’ as an artist. From his lyrical style, to his flashy classy wardrobe!

Ghostface performed at Rams Head Live here in Baltimore this week. The interview is hot off the press! Brought to you by, and hosted by Shaka ” Spitts McMan” Pitts, who are really taking Baltimore HipHop to the masses..Enjoy! / Spitter’s Club – Ghostface Interview

Happy Beat Making To All
Pz Til Later!

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Great Beginner Guitar Lesson

Posted by Ms.Tris Beats On July - 28 - 2009

Happy Tuesday to ya! Whats been happening with your music? Have you been recording? Mixing? Making a lot of beats lately?


I’ve been keeping very busy, today I’ll be doing some web design and later I’ll be going through more guitar lessons. I haven’t picked it up in months. I have promised a producer I will learn more chords by September. Wish me luck on that 🙂

I think this time around I will check out more lessons on youtube, along with my books. I will post the best I find as I go along.

Here is a fun easy to follow start by GuitarLessonsKilburn. I really wish I found this on day one its real informative:
How To Play Guitar for Beginners : Guitar Lessons for Beginners: Playing Exercise 1

Happy Learning Guitar To All 🙂
Pz Til Later!~

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Fl Studio 8: A Closer Look At The Mixer

Posted by Ms.Tris Beats On July - 24 - 2009

Happy Friday All! I am “Super Charged” today….

A little Update:
I may be changing the site design very soon. The theme I am using will not work with wordpress updates 🙁 Boooo! lol. The updates are important for security purposes so I will have to do it in the near future..I am not sure if I ‘ll change the color scheme, but you may log on and see a completely different layout.

I wanted to start with interviews last month, but music, sessions, and much more came to the forefront. I can’t pinpoint when they will start, but I am still looking for more producers to feature if you are interested. Keep in mind I can’t feature everyone, but I will try to get to as many as I can.

Thanks all who have been helping me with broken links, and correcting mistakes. You are helping me run the site with comments and suggestions..much love 4 that!


Along my journey with Fl Studio, I have been eagerly trying to get a good clean mix straight from the program. With all the plugins included and the ability to add vsts, I am sure it can be done.

A lot of producers will tell you to export the instruments and mix in another DAW. I have even told you the same. Although this is true, I am still on my quest to perfect a song completely inside Fl ;-)..

The best way to perfect anything is to learn as much as you can about it 1st. Next you will have to put that knowledge to work. I asked myself ” Do you really know all you can about Fl Studio?” the answer was a quick “No”.

Since my main focus is mixing at this time, the first thing I need to learn thoroughly is the Fl Mixer. I found two videos that explain the mixer clearly. Both are by:Felas212. He has a great youtube channel. I will feature more of his Fl videos , but feel free to check them out. Let him know sent you…
Intro To Fl Mixer

Mixing and Routing

I’ve never explained how I commit what I learn from the videos to memory. This may help others, so here’s what I do….
I have Fl Studio open, I will watch the videos, pause and try the techniques right away.
I repeat the techniques a few times with out the video
I’ll go back a few days later and try the technique again from memory

Happy Mixing To All!
Pz Til Later

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This Looks Cool: BeatKangs The Beat Thang

Posted by Ms.Tris Beats On July - 21 - 2009

Today is flying by… been working hard on a mix for a gospel cd. (notice I said MIX :-), yes I am finally getting used to it)…



I came across a bit of info on The Beat Thang a little while back, I actually thought they were joking because of the 1st video:

Beat Thang Real or Fake

Today I see they have already been to the 2009 Winter NAMM show…

Whoa! This looks cool!
I have enough gear right now, but If I get an extra $999.00 from a scratch off I might buy

The features that make this worth it are:
Usb output, 2 16gb cards, Chromatic pads, Portable, and included phantom power for a mic connection… If you can add an external hard drive straight to this to save and retrieve files, then this is probably worth it..Let’s check it out in action….

Building Bangers on The Beat Thang: Basic Beatmaking Tutorial with Kang Boom Bap

Gonna keep my eye out for this one, I’d like to hear how the kicks sound. Maybe they will have it on display at the Guitar Center..

..from The BeatKangs Electronics Site
The Beat Thang is brought to you by:
“The Beat Kangs who conceptualized and created the sounds for the Zoom SB-246 Streetboxx™, the company’s biggest selling rhythm machine to date.”

For more info visit:

Happy Beat Making To All
Pz Til Later!`

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Introducing Ms.Tris Beats a Hip Hop Producer, Artist,and Blogger from Baltimore, MD. Currently producing for a host of Maryland\'s hottest Mc\'s, and artist from all over the country. Her music is in demand to the who\'s who in Baltimore Hip hop. Please enjoy your visit as Ms.Tris takes through her musical journey of production, hiphop and life....



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