The HTML5 Drum Machine

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The HTML5 Drum Machine is a web-based drum sequencer that lets you create, save, and even export your own patterns using samples from classic drum machines. There are five kits: Acoustic, Techno, Hip Hop (Roland TR-808), House (TR-909), and Electro (Linn Drum). The drum machine features a Roland TR style sequencer, and each drum has its own volume and pitch controls. It’s beyond cool and we thought you might enjoy it too.

Click here to start playing! (Note: We find it works best in Google Chrome). 

ATTN: PRODUCERS! NOW ACCEPTING BEATS FOR JAKK FROST EP

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Honestly this was supposed to go down a year and half ago but whatever. Shit happens. Life happens. Stuff gets put on hold. Real life takes center stage. But now Backpack Theory/Scratch Recordings is looking for hot beats for Jakk Frost. Send beats to thebeattapeproject@gmail.com. There is no up front money. There will be a revenue split between the Frost, the Producers, and Backpack Theory/Scratch Recordings Do not send beats if you don’t agree with this. ***NOT LOOKING FOR TRAP BEATS*** Search for Jakk Frost on Youtube to see his steez. Thank and good luck.

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Symbolyc One and Focus Freestyles A Beat with Maschine Studio 2.0

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Before it’s official November release, some of hip hop’s biggest hitmakers met up at Patchwerk Studios to get an exclusive look at the new Maschine Studio 2.0. After a quick lesson from NI Maschine guru, Stoni, hitmakers Focus and Symbolyc One hopped on the pads to test out the stock sounds. What happens next is an incredible live on-the-spot beat making session

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Just Blaze Interview: The Business of Beats

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Justin Smith, known as music producer Just Blaze, who produces for artists such as Jay-Z and Eminem, talks with Lee Hawkins about his role in VH1’s DJ show, “Master of the Mix” and the lucrative business of beat-making and production. Plus he shows step-by-step how he built the beat for hit song “Higher.”

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