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Reaper: Shortcuts, Intro, UI

Posted by Ms.Tris Beats On February - 3 - 2010

Hey all! How are you today? We got snow again last night. I thought it would be more but it’s not too bad outside as far as driving. I have a few graphic sessions later. I’m still adjusting the lab, moving out old pc, dusting, and checking out some videos while I do.

Reaper is my DAW of choice right now. I’m loving the ease of use, and the sound I’m getting from it. The video I’m posting next has shown me some cool shortcuts and functions I hadn’t used.

If you are thinking about getting or already using Reaper this is a must see to easily learn a few tips.
REAPER Tutorial 1 – Intro, UI

Happy Beat Making To All
Pz Til Later!`

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Boonie Mayfield :Using Logic Pro *New Video*

Posted by Ms.Tris Beats On January - 26 - 2010

Hey all! What’s poppin this week? I’ve been on the Nj Turnpike heading back and forth from Bmore to New Jersey..yes great music is happening through a long distance connection 🙂

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You know I’m a fan of Boon Doc’s Beats and videos. He’s gotten some new additions to his lab. In this one he steps away from the norm and gets into a real rock type track. He’s not using the mpc1000. He’s using the Akai Mpd and Logic Pro to cook up a hot one. I’m loving how true the instruments sound coming out of Logic. I know Just Blaze uses the program as well. If you are using Logic Pro hit me up with some links below, I’d like to hear your work….Enjoy…

BOON DOC: Psychedelic Beat In LOGIC PRO (2010)

Happy Beat Making To All..
Pz Til Later!~

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Beat Thang Virtual

Posted by Ms.Tris Beats On January - 7 - 2010

Afternoon All… What’s new with you? What projects and beats have you got started to kick off 2010?
You all know me I’m always working on something. Today I had a session with a producer and guitarist. Guess what? The guitarist is willing to give me a few lessons… woo hoo!

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I mention the Beat Kangs “Beat Thing” a few months ago here:
Beat Thang

I’ve been recently getting emails about the virtual software version. RocWilder is backing this heavy. I know I’ll wind up buying this soon being that it has a reasonable price of 149.00 USD. Looks like it may be easier to get beats out on this than many other software music apps. I’d like to have for that purpose alone, in addition to my current gear. *Note* It is NOT a plug-in vst, it’s a stand alone software.

Let’s start our first post of the year checking out the Beat Thang Virtual goodies 🙂


Some of The Features:

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Click Here To Purchase:

Happy Beat Making To All
Pz Til Later!~

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Mpc Beat Making: Nasir And Greem

Posted by Ms.Tris Beats On December - 1 - 2009

Good morning all..Hope your week is off to a great start…

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MPC2000xl – Nasir – Making A Beat
I’m about to get it going with some sample beats. Nothing like a good video to get in the mood for chopping. Sample heads will appreciate this. The sample playing at the beginning is so soulful..I’m really feeling the chops and the beat. They kept the video nice and raw as well. No mixing just a straight beat here…

Mpc 1000 – Greem (Producer Exclusive) – Making The Beat 4
The next one is cool. He’s using a very popular sample from The Dells “The Love We Had”DellsD11
He also uses a midi controller to play samples during the beat making process ..

Happy Beat making To All
Pz Til Later!~

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Alesis Micron: Editing Patches/ Set Ups And The Vocoder

Posted by Ms.Tris Beats On November - 10 - 2009

Good Afternoon All! Can you believe 2009 is almost over? Hope you had a busy year with music. I’d like to remind you to back up your work. I’m doing that now, along with some studio cleaning etc…

I will be answering all comments over the next few days, and I’ll log on for live help Thursday 11/12/09 between 11am and 3pm Eastern Time.

Over the next few months I’ll be doing in house production on specific projects. This means I will have the much needed time for

Thank you all once more for your support, patience, and participation!…


I love this little synth. I’ve been using it a lot more lately. It’s fairly simple to edit the sounds, but I haven’t gotten deep into the tweaking yet. I read through the manual again a few weeks ago, and finally found a few videos which aren’t just showcasing the sounds. Both are from Gearwires Youtube Channel where they have tons of videos on all sorts of gear.


Alesis Micron Walkthru, Part Three

Happy Beat Making To All!
Pz Til Later!~

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Propellerhead Reason and Record In Action

Posted by Ms.Tris Beats On October - 27 - 2009

What’s up my people? Hope all is well and you’ve been making big beats…

record screen shot

I always love seeing new software in action before I purchase. Here Mocean Worker explains Propellerhead Record using a real remix project he’s working on. A lot “pros” are revealed in this one from the PropellerheadSW Youtube channel ….

Mocean Worker – Remixing with Record and Reason

Happy Beat Making To All..
Pz Til Later!`

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Fl Studio FPC Mixer Routing

Posted by Ms.Tris Beats On October - 8 - 2009

What’s good with you all today? Hope your week is going nicely. I’ve been out and about handling beat business this morning. Almost ready to get the work going for the day. I’ll be online for help until around 4pm… Hit me up..say hi and all that good stuff 🙂

I haven’t gotten into the FPC much since it was added to Fl Studio. Now that I have my hardware in sync, I wanted to use it for a few samples using the Mpc as a controller.


This is something that was right in front of my face lol. I had no idea I could send the pads to single mixer channels. Thanks to HipKnokerZ On Youtube, I finally have it set up. Now I can export the sounds from the FPC one by one. Hope this helps you as well..

Happy Beat Making To All
Pz Til Later!~

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