Friday 06th March 2015,
BBOY TECH REPORT

Monthly Featured Module: Make Noise Maths

Monthly Featured Module: Make Noise Maths

This month’s Featured module is the famed Make Noise Maths Module. I asked a couple of my guys which module I should feature for BBoyTechReport’s first “Monthly Featured Module” article and they both said Make Noise Maths. Why? Because it’s probably the most common and most used module in most modular rigs. Some of its features [...]

February 26, 2015 Corry Banks Featured Module, Modular Synths, Technology 0

Bizarre Ride II the Pharcyde Producer J-Swift Faces Deportation to Spain

Bizarre Ride II the Pharcyde Producer J-Swift Faces Deportation to Spain

A story appeared today on the LAWeekly about famed Pharcyde producer who put in work on the classic Bizarre Ride II the Pharcyde. The article, entitled PHARCYDE PRODUCER J-SWIFT FACING DEPORTATION TO SPAIN, talks about J-Swift’s legal battle where he faces deportation to Spain where he was born even though he’s been in the US [...]

February 26, 2015 Corry Banks News 0

Elektron Tips on Instagram – Did You Know?

Elektron Tips on Instagram – Did You Know?

I dig Elektron’s new ‘Did You Know?’ campaign. They are using Instagram to lessen the infamous Elektron learning curve. Yes. 15 seconds or less of Elektron electronic instruments “how to” jewels on IG. Did you know? Did you know? You can use parameter locks to automate parameters within a sequence on the Elektron machines. A [...]

February 26, 2015 Corry Banks Articles, News, Tips 0

Classic Questlove RedBull Academy Lecture Series in 2005

Classic Questlove RedBull Academy Lecture Series in 2005

Questlove from The Legendary Roots Crew drops many many jewels in this Red Bull Academy lecture series back in 2005. The lecture digs deep into the behind the scenes details about Things Fall Apart, Phrenology & Tipping Point. He even touches on the transitional records like Common’s Electric Circus and how things unfolded with it and [...]

February 25, 2015 Corry Banks Interviews 0

ASK BBOYTECH: My First Hardware Synth – Budget $400

ASK BBOYTECH: My First Hardware Synth – Budget $400

I often receive email messages and questions on social media from aspiring beat makers looking for advice on a myriad of things from synths to drum machines to drum programming and song arrangement. So, from here on out I’ll take to the blog on some “Dear Abby” for beatmakers type of business. We shall call it Ask [...]

February 25, 2015 Corry Banks Articles, Ask BBoyTech, Tips 0

The Amen Break, DNA of Endless Classic Hip-Hop, Jungle & Drum-N-Bass

The Amen Break, DNA of Endless Classic Hip-Hop, Jungle & Drum-N-Bass

Let’s get into a bit of historical genre defining breakbeat DNA. The Amen break is widely known (at least in terms of the ole “that sounds familiar” phenomena) thanks to the art of sampling. Unfortunately, the musicians behind “the Amen break” aren’t sitting any prettier in terms of cash because of having been flipped (sampled) so often. [...]

February 22, 2015 Corry Banks Articles, Commentary, News 0

Arturia Announces SparkLE Creative Drum Machine Discount Deals

Arturia Announces SparkLE Creative Drum Machine Discount Deals

Arturia salutes SparkLE success with anniversary discount deals for everyone “Small, concise, yet with full controls to edit and manipulate any sound, as well as having access to literally countless loops that you can also easily edit, SparkLE is an inspirational tool for any producer making any genre of music. From hip-hop to techno and [...]

February 13, 2015 Press Admin Gear, News 0

Positive Grid Announces Presidents Day Sales

Positive Grid Announces Presidents Day Sales

JamUp, BIAS and Final Touch iOS apps are now $4.99, JamUp Expansion Packs are 50% off, and BIAS Desktop is $25 off. San Diego, CA (Feb 12, 2015) — Positive Grid (www.positivegrid.com) today announced deep discounts for its mobile and desktop products to celebrate this year’s Presidents Day. Starting this Thursday Feb 12 until next week, [...]

February 13, 2015 Press Admin News 0

MSXII Sound Design presents ‘MSX Nation’

MSXII Sound Design presents ‘MSX Nation’

MSXII Sound Design is proud to announce the MSX Nation!  MSX Nation is a beat culture for fans and end-users of anything and all products of MSXII Sound Design, LLC.  With every new release, the sound design conglomerate will choose 1-2 producers to demo the new product, have their music posted on the MSXII and [...]

February 11, 2015 Press Admin News 0

NW1 Wavetable Module Video Overview at NAMM 2015

NW1 Wavetable Module Video Overview at NAMM 2015

Waldorf revealed a new product and simultaneously made their first ever foray into the world of Eurorack modular synthesis. The NW1 “works something like a sampler” where you can import samples or wavetables into it to build new sounds. Included wavetables have been taken from NAVE and classic Waldorf synths. At Winter NAMM 2015, I had the [...]

February 8, 2015 Corry Banks Modular Synths, NAMM, Winter NAMM 2015 0