What Equipment Do You Use?

  • What Equipment Do You Use?

    Posted by beatmaica on January 5, 2022 at 8:24 am

    What equipment do you use?

    Maschine Studio

    Komplete Kontrol S25 keyboard

    ADAM A7 Monitors

    Presonus Eris E5 Monitors

    KRK 10s Sub

    Focusrite Saffire
    M-Audio M-Track 2×2

    for sampling,

    a pair of Technics 1200-MK2

    Numark NS7iii Controller

    beatmaica replied 7 months ago 13 Members · 30 Replies
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  • onthisdateinhiphop

    Member
    January 5, 2022 at 9:57 am

    i aint no professional beat maker but when i do try, I use logic and reason. When i record: KRK 5’s… Beats Studio.. Apollo Twin X duo. AKG mic

    • beatmaica

      Member
      January 5, 2022 at 10:16 am

      since you’re using KRK monitors do you use anything else for a refrence?

      KRK monitors have an enhanced low-end, as do Beats headphones.
      I went from them to ADAM because of the ‘flat response’.
      if you’re listening to those beats in a different setting and they have an abundance of low-end that’s why.

      • onthisdateinhiphop

        Member
        January 5, 2022 at 10:20 am

        My KRKs are old. So shit I might look into alternatives especially since I do need to hear my music more flat when I don’t want to pay an engineer to mix and wanna put something out on social media right quick. Frontier speakers are dope but they cost a grip

  • da-loopscholar

    Organizer
    January 5, 2022 at 8:14 pm

    My space is mad limited so eye just use my MPC 1000 with Sony headphones, and a ion turntable to sample and Adobe audition to track out beats from the mpc to my computer, eye been looking into getting some studio monitors to listen to my beats before eye upload online, eye started making beats on FL Studio but eye really enjoyed making beats analog on the Akai mpc 1000

  • sacrae

    Member
    January 6, 2022 at 2:09 am

    Bought a MPC Live II a couple of months back and i ain’t never letting go of it. The built-in speaker is waaaayy better than expected too. I definetely recommend getting a MPC if you into that kind of beat-making. MPC One is great too (basically the same as the Live II but no built-in speaker and some other ‘extra’s’ but the machine works exactly the same)

    • da-loopscholar

      Organizer
      January 6, 2022 at 7:31 am

      Yeah the mpc live is dope, the homie has it and makes some fire with it eye love how the sound waves are visible for clean accurate chops

  • franchice06

    Member
    January 10, 2022 at 3:59 am

    Numark Turntable

    MAudio ProjectMix Audio Interface

    OG Maschine

    Serato Sample for the chops

    When I’m ready to drop vocals and mix I export the stems to Cakewalk by Bandlab (I used to use Pro Tools MPowered 8 but I got tired of it 🤣. Cakewalk is powerful and FREE for Windows)

  • oldboynepol

    Member
    January 10, 2022 at 8:32 am

    Reason

    Nektar Panorama T4

    Presonus Eris E5

    Focusrite Scarlett Solo

    Serato Sample- definitely speeds up workflow

    MPC Live 2 is next!

  • beatmaica

    Member
    January 10, 2022 at 8:56 am

    I used to have an MPC1000, and an SP1200. I got tired of having to flip floppy’s & not having the memory to sample the way i wanted. When Maschine came out i went BONKERS.

    I can do stuff in that program that takes forever to do in programs like Ableton and Logic.
    its all preference of course, but i feel that my familiarity makes the workflow much faster.
    plus having a harddrive with all the samples….
    hard to go back to a standalone situation.

  • dsgracebelfast

    Member
    April 4, 2022 at 6:28 am

    MPC ONE as the brains then SP 404 mk2, 303 and 202 for the sauce

    • beatmaica

      Member
      April 4, 2022 at 7:03 am

      LEAN! I know a few people who’s 404 LIVES in their effects chain. Definitely a good choice to add some spice to your cook-up.

    • someotherniggagotthenameiwant

      Member
      April 19, 2022 at 1:50 pm

      Damn SP Gawd lol

  • tymack

    Member
    April 7, 2022 at 5:59 am

    Maschine MK3 (Serato Sampler) – SP404A

    I use to have a Roland Fantom in the mix. I definitely have to get another or NI Komplete Kontrol

    • beatmaica

      Member
      April 7, 2022 at 3:06 pm

      Serato sampler is cool, I couldn’t get into it after using maschine for so long though. Definitely has a lot of potential.

      • tymack

        Member
        April 9, 2022 at 4:22 am

        I bet you’re a beast at choppin samplings in Maschine! Hate to say I haven’t taken the time to learn. I started yrs ago but then got introduced to serato. Lol

    • someotherniggagotthenameiwant

      Member
      April 19, 2022 at 1:48 pm

      I’ve always wanted a Roland Fantom just never got one. I have a MV-8000 and they’re a beast paired together.

      • beatmaica

        Member
        April 24, 2022 at 5:56 pm

        My homeboy had a G6. CRAZY Sounds in that one

  • tymack

    Member
    April 9, 2022 at 4:22 am

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  • lakurse

    Member
    April 11, 2022 at 12:00 am

    Scarlett i6

    Mpc black

    • beatmaica

      Member
      April 13, 2022 at 7:35 pm

      Clean setup

  • basesix

    Member
    April 16, 2022 at 6:14 am

    I gotta go into storage after the move and let you know. I do have an Akai MPC and keys tho

  • someotherniggagotthenameiwant

    Member
    April 19, 2022 at 1:47 pm

    MV-8000

    Akai MPC 2000XL

    Komplete Kontrol 49

    Logic

    A few other things but that’s the foundation. I’ve always liked mixing hardware with software.

    • beatmaica

      Member
      April 21, 2022 at 5:57 pm

      That Kontrol 49 is nice!!

  • lakurse

    Member
    April 22, 2022 at 12:26 pm

    Focusrite i6

    Blue microphone

    Fl/Pro tools/ Mpc studio

    MPC Black

    yamaha MX 49

    Midi m audio oxygen 49

    Does the job

    • beatmaica

      Member
      April 23, 2022 at 11:26 am

      True

  • jay39

    Member
    April 25, 2022 at 4:09 am

    Basic set up

    Axiom 25

    MPC touch

    Rokit 5

    Mac

  • basesix

    Member
    May 4, 2022 at 2:17 pm

    Y’all got any recommendations for new producers starting from the ground up?

    • beatmaica

      Member
      May 7, 2022 at 3:58 am

      You don’t need a thousand dollar setup to work.

      Focusrite

      M-Audio

      Presonus

      All have bundles under $300

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