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Akai XR20

Posted by Ms.Tris On April - 15 - 20102 COMMENTS

LoL… Where have I been? This has been out for while now. Today is the first time I’ve seen anything on it. Anyone using this? How do you like it?

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It looks like a decent portable hardware production center:

NAMM 2008 Akai XR-20 Beat Machine

Akai XR20 Beat Production Overview PSSL.COM

For more info:

Happy Beat Making To All
Pz Til Later!~

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ThisIs50.Com Presents “The Hit Lounge”

Posted by Ms.Tris On April - 14 - 2010ADD COMMENTS

I hope everyone steps their game up for this one… Get those drums knocking hard and the mix super..

image from ThisIs50.Com Home Page

ThisIs50.Com is giving new producers,songwriters and artist a chance to submit music. The session are live each and every Thursday 9pm: Check out the intro, and a full show ft. Joel Ortiz:

Click Here Thursdays 9pm !

The Hit Lounge Intro

The Hit Lounge 03/25/10 07:37PM

Hint: From the vids you can even get and idea for tempos and what types of beats and songs to send…do you, but don’t go to far left..make it rockin yall 🙂 Oh yeah its not just for producers …check it out
Click Here Tomorrow Night !

Happy Beat Submitting To All
Pz Til Later!~

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Starbucks Free Coffee April 15th

Posted by Ms.Tris On April - 14 - 2010ADD COMMENTS

Afternoon all! Over here getting my crate digging on. I haven’t checked my vinyl in a long time. I need to get some heavy kicks. I know a lot of folks are grabbing samples off the net, but there’s something about that analogue sound of the wax ;-)…..

For the coffee drinkers, Starbucks is giving out free coffee tomorrow. It’s a campaign to help save the earth. Just take a refillable mug and get your caffeine on. Check the : site for more details.

Be back in a few with music stuff…
Pz Til Later All!

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Misc:Gum Wrapper Prom Dress

Posted by Ms.Tris On April - 13 - 2010ADD COMMENTS

Wow this is creative:

I saw this on the news this morn. Elizabeth Rasmuson a teen in Iowa made this gown out of gum wrappers. She bought packs and packs of gum, gave them out to friends and collected the wrappers. She gathered enough to make this dress and a matching vest!

She lost count of how many wrappers were used after counting 200. I am pretty sure that has to be about 1000 wrappers between the dress and vest.

I say way to go .. she’s being different, staying creative, and most likely saving a pretty good amount of money..that’s thinking outside the box..

I’ll be adding more Life, Misc., and Inspirational Post this spring :-)..helps me to stay motivated and current
Pz Til Later All

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Chord Secrets

Posted by Ms.Tris On April - 13 - 2010ADD COMMENTS

Good morning to ya! How are things? It’s a cloudy day here which makes it very easy to work :-). I’m back on track, still fixing things with graphics on the site, but ready to roll this week.

As I get more into music theory it’s always good to find tips along the way. This is a little advanced, but it will help you get an idea of picture chords. The video is from Gospel music heavily relies on chords 1st ,then the melodies. Since chords are universal, learning these techniques are great for every genre of music.

There is a full course for the lessons be sure to check out more info on the website:
TUTORIAL: The chord secrets pros won’t expose or admit to

Happy Beat Making To All
Pz Til Later!~

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New Music: StressDollaz Prd. By Ms.Tris Beats

Posted by Ms.Tris On March - 26 - 20102 COMMENTS

“Turn It Up” Stress Dollaz produced by Ms.Tris Beats

Hey Hey all .. this is how I like to network. Stress was one of the 1st artist I posted about: feature-artist-stress. His manager reached out to me when I was a new blogger. It took us a while due to my schedule. I finally got Stress some beats, now we are rolling with some heat!
This has a super catchy hook…
Right click to download:

Other than Baltimore artist, I haven’t posted alot of music I produced on the site yet. Some projects I work on are complete albums. Since it’s a joint effort, I respect when the artist wants me to blast material or not. To all artist that I’ve done songs with, just let me know what you want me to post.

I’ve made a few more connections with new artist here, know that we will be moving on our songs soon. ( Purp Reynolds out of cali is next)

I will be adding much more now that everyone seems to be doing mixtapes. It’s the perfect time for music so you can play it your vehicles during nice weather 🙂

Happy Beat Making To All
Pz Til Later!~

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Well the week is almost over. I am in here working hard as usual. I have the Maschine fired up. I am learning this thing quickly. I must try not to overload you with NI Maschine stuff..but honestly I am loving this a lot!

Anther reason I purchased it, is due to Saint Joe over at He posted a video showing how to use Reaper as a VST Rack, controlling every thing from Maschine. Wow! This means I can rewire Fl Studio, Reason, and load plugins in Reaper while sequencing on Maschine. He explained the set up and included a template…

Native Instruments Maschine sequence vsts in standalone mode

I went back to his site and found a follow up on how to track everything out using Reapers ReRoute and downloaded the 2nd template:

NI Maschine tracking out beats like an MPC

When I had a day to go through Saint Joes site, I was impressed. He actually reviews all things we love about music production. He’s definitely a gear junkie like me :-). When I signed up for his site I started receiving free sounds the first day. I learned so much from him in just a couple weeks. He’s not only giving great reviews, but he responds to comments super fast.

I am sure every producer will find worth bookmarking. Head on over and remember to subscribe. Let him know MsTrisMusic sent you…

Happy Beat Making To All
Pz Til Later!~

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About Me

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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