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Kanye West: What Does He Sample?

Posted by Ms.Tris On April - 2 - 2009

Good Morning All… Busy day today as usual. Next week I’m working on all eastcoast type hiphop. Yes I am back in the crates this weekend… I’ve seen a few videos showing samples that were used in top hiphop songs. Here are two cool ones with Kanyes sample choices..pretty cool I must say…It’s funny because I know I’ve made beats with about 20 of them lol…I didn’t catch them in some of Kanyes songs though.. enjoy


[photo fromKanyeBlog ]

Is that a….**looking closer::..”hey it’s Micheal Jackson on the button!” I bet Kanye sampled Michael plenty when he first started making beats…
Videos From Lupend88 Youtube Channel
Every Kanye Sample Part1

Kanye Samples 808s & Heartbreak Edition

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

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Boon Doc Makes Beat… Then His Little Niece Gets On The Gear:-)

Posted by Ms.Tris On October - 17 - 2008

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I love this guy..He’s a beast on the MPC. Boon Doc makes a couple beats, and at the end of the video he lets his niece get on the Mpc ..tooo cute :

Pz Til Later

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Fl Studio: Patterns, Playlist, And Song Mode (part2)

Posted by Ms.Tris On September - 29 - 2008

Back at it with part 2 of Friday’s tutorial. By request I’m including the flp, the sample, and zip yaaay… I made the sample this morning using the slayer,fl keys, and orchestra string soundfonts.

In case you missed part 1 here is the link:Fl Studio: Patterns, Playlist, And Song Mode (part1)
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I have my sample loaded into the Fl Slicer, I changed the pitch, and played a nice sequence into pattern 2 which I have named “sample verse1”

I go to pattern 4 which I named “snare” and added some snares on beat with the sample. Next..I moved to pattern 3, and played some kicks using my midi controller. I now have 4 patterns..
1=Hihats
2=sample verse1
3= snare 1
4= kick

They make a decent beat starter that sounds like this:

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Sample Editing:Removing Loud Snares

Posted by Ms.Tris Beats On September - 22 - 2008


I have been in the mood to get off the Dirty South Beats for a while, and get deep down into some sample tracks. I had a session with Gee Wiz last week, he was showing me his unorthadox style of producing. We swapped some knowledge, and while he was here, I stumbled upon something great.

I always wondered how to filter loud snares and kicks from a sample. I have tried eq, and adding filters on the frequencies, but I could never get them quiet enough for my liking. I usually winded up masking them, adding a sound effect or additional snare over top.

The funny thing is, the answer was so simple, I had to chuckle to myself for not trying this before.
Take a listen to the smooth R&B crooning of Bobby Womacks ” I Don’t Wanna Be Hurt By Ya Love Again”

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Before chopping this, I can hear some obvious things that need fixing.

1st step is adding some “Noise Reduction” to filter some of the “Hiss” or air that is loud:



I am using Adobe Audition which has an included plugin for this procedure. Here is a nice free editor, with a noise reduction plugin:Wavepad.
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Becoming Friends With My Mpc2500

Posted by Ms.Tris Beats On August - 25 - 2008

Good Morning To all.. Hope you had a nice weekend.
Just a little production update….This week it’s all about the beats. I have one site to design tomorrow, but the main focus is some major hard core Eastcoast Hip Hop.

All over the site I’ve done many tutorials on Fl Studio 8 and Reason. I haven’t quite started the mpc2500 tips because I really don’t use it as often as I should. I am finally in the mood ,and today I am preparing for tapping the pads. I bought a larger memory card, 2 gb, and eventually I will add a hard drive.
I will be doing a lot of sample based beats. The first step I am doing is going through some vinyl finding the hot samples to chop. I can’t tell you how to choose samples, but I will tell you I am going through some Soul and R&B songs produced in the seventies. A week ago I went digging and found some treausures…

All of these albums have been sampled heavily. Sometime I just like to challenge myself and see what I can make anyway. I always believe producers will chop samples differently, and that I will be able to make something different than whats been done. After I find the samples, I’ll chop them and make some Mpc programs. I love this software called ” Blue Box”. You can upload your samples and assign it to Mpc pads, then export it as a Mpc Program. Much easier than twisting on the data wheel and chopping inside the Mpc. A brief description:

BlueBox was developed to facilitate creating and editing programs for the Akai MPC1000. This solution automates some of the tedious tasks involved with creating programs using the MPC itself

Download and Homepage For Blue Box

I am not sure if it works for all Mpcs but it works lovely with the Mpc 1000 and 2500…

So I’m off to do some listening and I’ll be posting some updates on my progress through out the week …

Happy Beat Making To All
Pz Til Later

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9th Wonder Interviews:A Fl Studio Power User

Posted by Ms.Tris On August - 2 - 2008

picture courteous of Kevinnottingham.com

Happy Saturday to all. Had a super busy week, I don’t usually post on weekends though I’d like to more often. Theres an on going battle about Fl Studio users versus Reason or Hardware. It’s funny to me because if the beat is hot, who cares what you use. In interviews I say ‘ I’ll use pots and pans if I had to..” :-)..
9th Wonder has used Fl Studio for all of his beats, and he’s worked with Jay Z, Beyonce, Bootcamp and many more. If you know your equipment well, there’s no limit to what you can acheive….
9th Wonder on how he got his boom bap sound
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Inspired By The Masters Battle

Posted by Ms.Tris On July - 21 - 2008

This event was marvelous. The Baltimore Hip Hop scene is alive and jumping. I am happy to return and be greeted with great entertainment. You can get the full recap through The Baltimore Scene Blog.

Not only did I see a wonderful battle, I heard some classic hip hop and saw breakers!~….I’m wrapping up an R&B beat this morning, then designing a website. Today is busy busy…but the battle has me ready to bang out something on the Mpc, which reminds me I haven’t gone sample digging in a while….

Todays post… all about the crates 🙂 some sample digging for ya Monday Morning ….

Sample Doc
This one explains a great deal about sample digging, and the whole vibe of it.



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