The Mighty MPC.

Via sneakmove

Now, I’ve messed with FL Studio a few times, but I’ve always wanted to really bang out some beats on a proper Music Production Center, or MPC. These guys are living my dream of engaging in sampler-based combat, in this fantastic video for producer/DJ Egadz‘ song “What We Are Destined to Do”:

And here Egadz recreates the song live on an MPC:

And the video is just the tip of the iceberg. I’m a sucker for producers creating beats on the fly and the web is full of vids of them doing just that. Here’s a choice selection of videos of beatmakers producing with the MPC

Just Bleezy on the MPC:

Pete Rock plays with the MPC, and makes a beat out of Pat Benatar’s “Love Is A Battlefield”:

Damu the Fudgemunk (of Y Society) recreates DJ Premier’s beat for “Classic (Better Than I’ve Ever Been) on the MPC 2000:

Damu used to have several videos of him recreating beats by the likes of Pete Rock & Da Beatminerz but he seems to have taken them down. Anyone know the deal with this?

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  1. Ari Z

    Hey… That first vid is technically not an MPC. It’s a MPD, a USB drum pad. It’s still sick though. Remember when I showed you all those MPC vids? Glad to see some of the flavor remained.

  2. AaronM

    Yeah, I do remember; in fact, I would def. not be writing for a hip hop blog today without you hipping me to a lot of music.
    Thanks for the correction.
    Hope you’re well.

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