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DJ Scott Mad Flip

DJ Scott Mad Flip
February 16, 2011

M-Audio Venom Review. WA-TA!!!

I remember my first synthesizer experience.  It was a Korg Poly-Six and it actually belonged to my older brother Michael. He would play Steel Breeze, The Tubes, and Duran Duran licks because they actually had keyboard solos in the 80′s. I never really asked questions about what he was doing when he was changing filters and oscillators. I just knew it sounded rad and I wanted to play, too. Then he did something that I will never forget. He used an arpeggio for the beginning of Hungry Like The Wolf by Duran Duran and it changed my life.  From that point forward I was hooked on analog synthesis.

There are a number of classic vintage synths that define the evolution of electronic music for sure. M-Audio sampled the best of the best, added Avid’s top notch DSP, audio effects, packaged all in a sleek, post-modern, performance inspiring 49 key contoller.…

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DJ Scott Mad Flip

DJ Scott Mad Flip
February 14, 2011

Samson Airline Micro Wireless Earset Mic

I remember always wanting a headset mic. I wanted to be on stage with Janet Jackson matching her every move and then dropping a silky rhyme in between her bridge and chorus. That never happened obviously, but I still have the desire to bust out a verse in the living room during family time karaoke. Now I can do so unimpeded by wires or a bulky headset microphone with the new Samson Airline Micro. This is a mic that has the transmitter and rechargeable lithium ion built into a compact, lightweight headset mic that wraps comfortably around the ear. It’s also water resistant so you don’t have to sweat the sweat. We have provided many an aerobics instructor with it’s older sibling the Airline 77 Vocal Headset and for $50 less you can have the new hotness here. I’ve decided I’m going to wear mine at all of my …

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Methuzulah

Methuzulah
February 8, 2011

My Brother’s Keeper – Atlanta’s Most Influential 2010 PT.2

Peace, “Party People”!!! Right back at you like we never left. Previously on part 1 to this entry, “Atlanta’s Most Influential” we discussed our favorites for the following categories: Graffiti/Graphic Artist, B-Boy/B-Girl, Dj, Male Emcee,  & Hip-Hop promoter. In this second half, we’ll cover our favorite’s in these following categories : Female Emcee, Producer, Hip-Hop Group, Host, and “Gone but not Forgotten”. In comparison, the people named in this article alongside part 1 are truly the next in line to be mentioned with the likes of moguls such as: Lauren Hill, Queen Latifah, Nas, Outkast, EPMD, Frosty Freeze, Crazy Legs, Grand Wizard Theodore, Dj Scratch, Rakim, Zephyr, Revolt, Lady Pink, DONDI, Fab Five Freddy, Arthur Armstrong, Ray Chandler, The Cassanova’s , Marley Marl, Dj Premier and so on… Let’s get into the winners!

6. ILLASTRATE – HIP-HOP PRODUCER

Corey Presley a.k.a lllastrate Productions is a transplant from Fort Wayne, Indiana: …

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DJ Scott Mad Flip

DJ Scott Mad Flip
February 8, 2011

I Wanna Be A DJ, How Do I Get Started? Part 1

I get asked all the time “How do I become a DJ?”  I love having this conversation because I love being one.  Sometimes it happens when I’m in between mixes in a loud environment, and sometimes it happens on this blog or on our You Tube Channel.  Either way the answer is quite simple.  “Become What You Already Are”.  You are already a DJ to some degree.    It might sound Zen-like or Utopian but it is true.  You probably have a favorite song or you’ve compiled a play list to listen to or even to share with a friend.  If you have ever made a mix tape for a special occasion or for a significant other or for yourself then you’re already closer to being a DJ than you think.  Here are the first things to consider when your journey begins.

MUSIC

Decide what you want to play and start …

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The Unique Geek

The Unique Geek
February 7, 2011

Recording Advice: Rookie Decision Errors

Hi guys, I’ve been gone a while, been a little busy actually.  I thought I’d put together a quick blog about some mistakes people make when they start recording music for the first time(s).  I’m no pro by any means, but I’ve definitely made some rookie moves before, so I hope this helps someone.

Buying Too Much at Once

The worst thing that newbies to recording can ever do to themselves is to buy everything (or attempt to do so) at once. I have seen it over and over and over. Guys will decide that they need a recording studio. That’s the dream, that’s what we struggle for – the pimp recording setup. Great. BUT – baby steps, man; baby steps.

I was talking to an employee in a music store the other day and he had a used massive Roland Fantom of some sort on the sales floor. This …