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Blackhat Beats

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by frequency, Jun 16, 2008.

  1. frequency

    frequency BANNED BANNED

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    Hey guys, as some of you know aside from programming that I love to DJ and produce music. We are affiliated with many local artists like RLJ & Lugzi who also produce music, perform, and make awesome Hip-Hop/R&B.

    Long story short: We're all putting our collective beats up for sale along with Hip-Hop news and recent events in entertainment on our domain http://www.HoodShack.com! You can click the link to preview the layout :D

    So is this just a promo thread? Nope! I want to give you guys a sneak peak at some of the upcoming beats and tracks that will be available on the site. Between our music network we produce everything from Jazz and DnB to Heavy Metal and Rap to Techno and Trance. Not only will you be able to buy some beats, but you'll be able to upload your own snippets and sell your beats via our site for free!! Not to mention all the other great stuff we have planned for the site. If anyone is interested on contributing to the project, don't hesitate to pm or email me! We want to reinvent beat-selling online and take it back from Snocap, Myspace, and SoundClick who just use the artists for ad promotion instead of helping them get signed or get noticed.

    So please take a minute to listen to our beats and bookmark HoodShack.com so when it opens you'll be ready. Take a peak at this vid and please comment and/or rate! Leave feedback on YT or here on the thread.

    Recognize Beats: http://youtube.com/watch?v=s7ZPPU_6TLU

    Anyone else with some BlackHat Beats? :cool:
     
  2. hotstox

    hotstox Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    not my style for the most part but def diggin it
     
  3. BozoClown

    BozoClown Junior Member

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    The domain layout is artistic, but when it comes to anything related to music a website has to be functional. At the moment, with that layout I cannot imagine striking the write balance between being artistic and being functional. I hope I am wrong and my assessment is premature. Either way, I'll checking it out if it opens soon before I forget about it.
     
  4. Keedev

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    Nice man.. I mess around with fruity loops here and there.. I am stuck though atm.. I always wanted to get into dj/mixing/techno.. I like this much better.

    I liked the beats.. I just don't care for rap though.
     
  5. mwari23

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    good looking site layout. and was feeling some of the beats. keep doin ya thing
     
  6. oldenstylehats

    oldenstylehats Elite Member Premium Member

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    What kind of equipment are you guys using?

    I don't really fuck around anymore, but I've got a mini-studio with an MPC2000XL, 2 1200's, some Event 20/20's, and a few thousand records.
     
  7. mitkar77

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    Ur Beats sounds alright, maybe you'll get a bite?

    But one thing you should know "Beats R Not copyrighted unless they carry a melody an being so nothing is carrying a melody (ie: Vocals/hooks/verses/ etc.) they can be swiped and redone with another feel.. So check the laws of ASCAP/BMI/Sesac..

    Sorry to bust your bubble :(

    Mitkar77
     
  8. oldenstylehats

    oldenstylehats Elite Member Premium Member

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    That's actually not true. As soon as music is committed to any kind of medium, it is covered under basic copyright law. If someone wanted to borrow it, they'd have to replay the beat completely or you'd have legal recourse.
     
  9. frequency

    frequency BANNED BANNED

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    Thanks to everyone who's checked them out and commented. :)

    Bozo: It's a coming soon image that reflects the final layout's style, not layout, I should have been more specific. However it's apparent that it's still in draft and the finished product will be as functional as it is flashy.

    oldenstylehats: Between Rube, Bo, and I we have 2 Yamaha MO6, a Korg Triton Studio 76-key, Roland BR1180-CD Recorder, Behringer EuroRack UB-1222FX-Pro, Dual Rokit 8's, Numark CDX (which I lovvvveee), Numark SK6F Battle Mixer (with Optical Crossfader), Reason 4.0, Orion Platinum, VST/DX, a Rocktron Banshee (pwnz), a MicroKorg, uhhh just off the top of my head. I dig the MPC but is it true they come empty and you gotta fill them up? I like making my own presets, it's how you get a unique sound, but it's easy to learn the machine via the presets and the potential of the machine is often flexed by the programmers (which is fun to witness and base your opinion of the machine on).

    We have quite a few more promo beats coming. I'll release a mixtape of some our top shit on BHW free to all in MP3 format very soon on here. :D

    Thanks again for commenting all, don't forget to rate/comment the video on youtube!
     
  10. oldenstylehats

    oldenstylehats Elite Member Premium Member

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    That's a nice equipment list. I love the Triton and the MicroKorg. The MicroKorg is so awesome for doing bassline filtering, etc. The MPC does essentially come empty. The older ones (mine is from ~2001) you definitely have to tweak a lot to fit into your studio setup, but they are the best sampler/drum machines I've ever used. I haven't used anything that has even near the same feel and I've tried just about everything that has come on the market in the last 10 years. There's definitely a learning curve, but once you figure out how to work that machine, sampling, chopping, and laying down beats becomes buttery smooth. It's a producer's Swiss Army Knife for the non-computer crowd.

    I saw you mentioned GDK in your video. Are you guys close to Philly?
     
  11. frequency

    frequency BANNED BANNED

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    Hell yeah, I might have to invest into one eventually. I don't mind loading it up with wavs and kits and all that. I do use my computer for all my post-mixing, sampling, mastering, and beat-making, along with the hardware, and I'm used to a WYSIWYG editor in a musical respect in making song playlists and editing patterns. I wish they had that in a studio keyboard. The MO6 is close, it really is. It's closer than the Triton or our previously owned Roland Fantom X6 (which I HIGHLY recommend to any new or experienced musician). And yes, the MK is very fun, especially hooked up to the Rocktron. :D

    We network with Gillie's people (ToughStruggle Ent.) and have sent him some beats he was diggin. We'll see if he uses them. We recently did the soundtrack to Ex$pendable (http://www.prleap.com/pr/96426/). The movie is now on video in all Blockbuster, Family Video, and other locations. We're in Michigan reppin the midwest.

    More beats and our projects on myspace:

    Hellmouth: http://myspace.com/freqmusic

    Recognize Beats: http://myspace.com/recognize25

    EDIT: and of course our beat store on Bodeezy.com: http://bodeezy.com/store.php

    Do you have any beats to share oldenstylehats?
     
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  12. Keedev

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    I'd love to see where this site and group goes.. As a lot of people who do this type of thing don't do much of seo.. I know most do myspace, but seems you can benefit other aspects.
     
  13. frequency

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    Thanks bro, you can be sure I'll be SEO-ing the hell out of it. I just installed Wordpress and setup a few pages.

    HoodShack News: http://www.hoodshack.com/news/

    I'll be making my own layout, but it will be dark like that skin. I really like http://www.ursession.com and we'll be modeling after them. They still have too many ads and bullshit. We'll be straight to the point, flashy and powerful. Most sites lack one of the 3.

    Any other producers on BHW?