ARCHIVE: Beat Mixing

February 25, 2008

Slice, Dice, and Mash Your Music -- Then Sell It

I got an email alert from BzzAgent about TheTrackShack.com the other day.  It's an interesting spin on the buying and selling of audio samples and loops. In a nutshell, TheTrackShack enables musicians to monetize their songs in a new way... Read More

September 11, 2007

The "Amen Break" - A 6-Second Drum Loop Continues to Make Music History

Check out this video clip about the famous Amen Break drum sample when you have 18 minutes to spare.  Despite Nate's monotone delivery, it's awesome:This fascinating, brilliant 20-minute video narrates the history of the "Amen Break," a six-second drum sample from... Read More

December 13, 2006

The McDonalds Drive-Through Rap + Lyrics

Awesome. These guys went to a McDonalds drive-through and rapped their order into the speaker. The lyrics and beatbox are pretty good, but what I love even more, is when the order-taker says, "I'm sorry, I only caught the cheeseburger;... Read More

September 20, 2006

SpliceMusic Offers Free Online Music Mixing Software

I'm impressed.  SpliceMusic has created a free, online music mixing program that enables any user to mashup loops of music and sounds licensed by Creative Commons.The interface is smooth and clean; every track has volume, pan, mute and solo control. ... Read More

August 29, 2006

Cool Beat Making Video

If you've ever wondered how some beat makers make their beats, here's your chance to get an inside peek into such process.  A couple guys, Rozzer and n-Fuze, put together a neatly-produced clip following their use of LPs, harmonicas, sampling... Read More

July 14, 2006

The Senator Ted Stevens Net Neutrality Remix

There's been a ton of discussion regarding Net Neutrality lately, which I won't get into here.  But this is worth checking out -- Senator Ted Stevens recently spoke on the subject, demonstrating a slight lack of understanding of the Internet.  My favorite line: ... Read More

February 13, 2006

Beat Mixing Videos on YouTube

MusicThing points out some cool beat-making videos on YouTube ("the FLICKR of video").Definitely worth checking out if you're into rap, loop production, mixing, etc.  Fun stuff.It makes me wish I had more gear, and more gear skills to go with that... Read More