Question by Kanji: What is the best beats/loops making machine?
I want to make electronic beats like dubstep,drum n bass,house,club, techno, trans music.
I have a motif es8 yamaha but there are things which i want it to do , like reaching climax with a faster beat and synth tones going higher and higher then bringin back to main beat.
The yamaha is too complex to make that happen,hence I want a much easy to use gadget to make this happen.
Answer by fresh prince
Machine wise you can look into Akai’ s MPC line, like the 1000 or 2500. Prices are a little hefty but you can find a good deal on Craigslist if you look around enough. But on the MPC you can sample your Motif into the MPC according to the tempo/time signature.And then you can make numerous sequences ( the different parts of the song) of what you recorded and arrange them into a full song. The only thing is it will take time to learn the machine. Once you do, the only limit is yourself.
Personally, I think the best thing to do would be to get a Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) like Ableton, Logic Pro, FL Studio, Cubase, Reason etc. It’s a lot more user friendly and it’s easy to see what your doing on your computer screen and map out the different effects, climaxes, build ups you want. Again, it will take time to learn the DAW and you’ll probably spend a lot of time on youtube tutorials.
On a final note, the Motif is a great synthesizer from what I’ve read, and you can probably accomplish what you want to with the Motif, but to make it work you have to know the hardware like the back of your hand and practice a lot. For example after night school I make beats at night with the lights off and I dont even have to look at the buttons to know what I’m doing, its automatic. But anyways good luck and most of all ENJOY!!
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