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MsP Production Vault: Club Hip-Hop Drums 1

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

Production Vault update time!

Here’s a kit I found on the rapmusic.com forums one day when a generous poster hit everyone up with almost 30 or 40 different kits. This kit is pretty self-explanatory in terms of its application, so you club producers will love this kit. It’s a decently sized kit too, totaling a little over 200 samples.

Head on out to our Production Vault and get your free drums today!

Also, remember to sign up for our Mailing List to get weekly updates on our music, the blog, and our production vault!

More coming your way!

-mnshyn

New Black and Blue Ink. Song, “Insurgency,” from the Upcoming Album “The Lyricist Manifesto”

Tuesday, June 29th, 2010

The duo of Black and Blue Ink. (which consists of K-Maculate and myself) are here to present you with a new track that’ll get satisfy that hunger for hard lyrics, metaphors, wordplay and punchlines.  This one’s called “Insurgency,” and will be on the next BBI album coming out later this year called “The Lyricist Manifesto.”

If you like what you hear, make sure you like this blog entry, and also make sure you are a fan (or nowadays make sure you “like”) this song which is on the Black and Blue Ink. Facebook Fan Page which you can be a fan of as well.

More coming soon!  Stay tuned!

-mnshyn

MsP Production Vault: Bully Beats Kit

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010

Time for an update to the Production Vault!

Today we have a contribution from Bully Beats, who has had production credits with Panjabi MC (of Beware of the Boys [Mundian To Bach Ke] with Jay-Z fame) and D-Block. This is a pretty good kit, weighing in at over 170+ samples, with nice kicks, snares, and hats, along with some good percussion and an infamous DJ siren you all should be familiar with. =]

Make sure to check out http://www.bullybeats.com for more details on Bully Beats production and services!

Head on out to our Production Vault and get your free drums today!

Also, remember to sign up for our Mailing List to get weekly updates on our music, the blog, and our production vault!

More coming your way!

-mnshyn

Fourth Track from Roll Call ’10: Casa de Luna [2 Seater]

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010

Fourth track off of Roll Call ‘10!  My contribution, “Casa de Luna [2 Seater].” This will appear on Roll Call ’10, and on ADM’s upcoming album “Chamber Waves.”  A mashup version with a rendition by ADM is also in the works and will also be featured on both albums.  This is a definite departure from what you’re used to hearing from me, as it is akin to the new house music that’s out today, combined with some elements of trance and other genres.  It’s also the first track that I’ve completed that uses Illformed’s Glitch plugin, which people have claimed that Timbaland has used it in past tracks for reverse, gate, tape stop and other juicy mid-bar effects.

More coming soon!

-mnshyn

MsP Production Vault: MsP ORIGINAL Acoustic Drum Kit, Timbaland Inspired Kit, and Hip-Hop Kit 14

Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

“you’re a god in certain circles… circles of beatmakers like myself that cant turn down new drum kits” – Fonikz from rapmusic.com.

Another satisfied producer. =]  As you know, it’s Wednesday, and that means some more samples are coming your way!

Today we have a special bundle, as one of the bundles are my own original recordings.  The MsP Original Acoustic Drum Kit included in this bundle are fresh recordings by yours truly of our Ludwig drum kit here at Lunar Base Studio.  For more details on the recording and how it was done, check the previous post or click here.  You’ll find kicks, snares, toms, hats, cymbals, and snaps/claps in this kit, all original and fresh out the studio.

In addition, I’m giving you guys two other kits in the vault from our past searches: a Timbaland (who needs no introduction) inspired kit, and Hip-Hop Kit #14!

Head on out to our Production Vault and get your free drums today!

Also, remember to sign up for our Mailing List to get weekly updates on our music, the blog, and our production vault!

More coming your way!

-mnshyn

Recording Drums for a Sample Kit

Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

In a few hours, I’ll be releasing my first ever original drum sample kit.  After months of releasing kits I’ve found, searched for, or given to me, this’ll be the first bundle that I’ve recorded with my own equipment (or lack thereof).

What equipment, you ask?

  • Ludwig Standard Drum Kit: A kick drum, a snare drum, hi-hats, two mounted toms, a floor tom, and a ride/crash cymbal
  • Evans E-Rings
  • Blue Jelly Mufflers
  • Shure Beta 52A
  • Shure SM57
  • Audio-Technica 2020
  • Jazz Drum Sticks
  • Drum Brushes
  • Studio Projects VTB1 Preamp
  • Samson C Com 16 Compressor

Here are notes on how I recorded the drums.  I took a few pictures before my Blackberry’s battery died out.

The kick drum had the resonant head removed, and was recorded a few times with one pillow and a few times with two pillows inside.  I used a Shure Beta52A to record from three different positions: halfway inside the kick drum, outside the kick drum on the resonant head side, and on the batter head.

Figure 2010-06-16/1: Shure Beta 52A on the outside, with two pillows

Shure Beta 52A Outside Kick Drum

Figure 2010-06-16/2: Shure Beta 52A on the inside, with two pillows

Shure Beta 52A Inside Kick Drum

Figure 2010-06-16/3: Shure Beta 52A on the batter head

Shure Beta 52A On the Batter Head

The snare drum was recorded with a Shure SM57.  The snare strainer was set at different levels for different sounds.  An Evans E-Ring and blue jelly were used to muffle the drum in different ways for more variation.  Jazz drum sticks and brushes were used.

Figure 2010-06-16/4: Shure SM57 on a Snare Drum, with an Evans E-Ring

Shure SM57 on a Snare Drum with an Evans E-Ring

All three toms were recorded with an SM57, with the blue jelly and E-Rings for different variations in sound.  They were also hit with jazz drum sticks and brushes.

Figure 2010-06-16/5: Floor Tom with an Evans E-Ring, with my drum brushes laid down

Floor Tom with my drum brushes

The hi-hats were recorded with an Audio Technica 2020.  They were recorded open, closed, and pedaled.

The crash/ride cymabls were also recorded with an Audio Technica 2020.  Blue jelly was used to muffle the cymbals and calm the ring.

Figure 2010-06-16/6: Audio Technica 2020 on a Crash/Ride, with a blue jelly muffler

Audio Technica 2020 on a Crash-Ride Cymbal

More to come. =]

-mnshyn

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