Questions tagged [music-production-station]

A standalone piece of hardware that replaces DAWs that can be used to produce musical loops or even songs with sampling, sequencing and on-board effects. Very commonly used in hiphop. The Akai MPC series and Korg Electribe are famous music production stations.

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What is a quantizing percentage?

In certain DAWs (such as Reason) and music production stations there's a quantization percentage. I understand quantization, it's like auto-tune for rhythm. That is, quantization adjusts the beats ...
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Practice drills for finger drumming

I have spent a bit of time learning to play drumkit but now I want to learn kit drumming with an MPC or midi controller in live performance. Are there different drills I should practice to learn ...
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What’s the Purpose of “Mixing” a song

Can someone explain to me what the purpose of a “mixing down” a song is, and the purpose of it is. Oftentimes, next to certain pieces equipment, a “mixer” is regarded as probably the most important ...
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Where can I find useful stuff to learn music production?

I'm trying to learn how to produce music. More specifically, I use a lot of MIDI for orchestral/chamber works. And as a classically trained musician, I don't find it useful when they start trying to ...
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Has harmony/melody technique regressed in popular music? [closed]

Whenever I watch videos of producers creating songs it just doesn’t seem like much thought is put into the chord progression and melody. It pretty much seems like everyone does the basic pick a scale -...
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Does the Akai MPC One sync with the BOSS RC300?

I know that you can't sync the BOSS RC300 to the MIDI clock and start/stop of anything except another RC300. How do you sync MIDI start, stop and tempo in the Akai MPC One to the RC300?