Best Vintage Electric Pianos Reviewed and Compared

Best Vintage Electric Pianos Reviewed and Compared

The electric piano sound is one of the most desired sounds in any music genre. Electric pianos are also some of the most sampled instruments in hip hop. There are plenty of VSTs out on the market that recreate vintage electric pianos. That being said, if you ask anyone who has used a vintage electric piano to distinguish it from a VST, they will instantly be able to. It’s night and day as far as sound quality. If you have the money, getting an electric piano is a great tool to have for your production. Continue reading “Best Vintage Electric Pianos Reviewed and Compared”

PreSonus Eris E4.5 Studio Monitors: Reviewed

PreSonus Eris E4.5 Studio Monitors: Reviewed

When you begin assembling your studio there are several essential pieces of musical equipment that you need, and Studio Monitors are one of them. Studio monitors are speakers that are designed to have an even tonal balance, unlike consumer grade speakers that have accentuated bass and treble frequencies. Studio monitors allow you to hear the good, bad, and the ugly of your mix. This gives you the opportunity to figure out what sounds good, and more importantly, what sounds wrong and needs to be fixed in your mix. Having a good pair of studio monitors is an essential part of your studio. Continue reading “PreSonus Eris E4.5 Studio Monitors: Reviewed”

Best MIDI Keyboards For Making Beats: Reviewed and Compared

Best MIDI Keyboards For Making Beats: Reviewed and Compared

Using a MIDI keyboard allows you to have a step above many producers who only use their computer or a drum machine. MIDI keyboards give you the opportunity to create original instrumental pieces of music. MIDI keyboards can also be used to trigger samples in your DAW and some MIDI keyboards even come with drum pads, mixers, sliders, and knobs. Having a good MIDI keyboard is an essential building block to creating your studio, alongside your computer, DAW, studio monitor, and headphones. Essentially, finding a quality MIDI keyboard is crucial to your growth as a producer. Continue reading “Best MIDI Keyboards For Making Beats: Reviewed and Compared”

MPC 2000xl Reviewed- Why You Need This Drum Machine

MPC 2000xl Reviewed- Why You Need This Drum Machine

So you want to purchase a drum machine, but you don’t know what drum machine to purchase. Maybe you opt for a MIDI drum machine controller and music production software. Perhaps you want to go with a classic analog drum machine. Some of us just want the cheapest drum machine they can find. I know for certain though that the MPC 2000, MPC 2000xl, and the MPC 3000 are very reliable analog drum machines.  Continue reading “MPC 2000xl Reviewed- Why You Need This Drum Machine”