AndyCAPPS is a one-man band. In a new video for DJcityTV, the Virginia native performs an original track using Native Instruments’ Maschine Mk3 and a guitar. Andy’s finger drumming skills and production abilities are on full display in his four-minute performance.
Just Blaze, Khrysis and Che Pope at the “Beatmaker Roundtable.” (Drew Gurian/Red Bull)
Last month, Native Instruments and Red Bull Music Academy put together a discussion panel called the “Beatmaker Roundtable.” The event took place in New York City during the Red Bull Music Academy Festival and featured influential hip-hop and R&B producers Just Blaze, 9th Wonder, Khrysis, and Che Pope. Thankfully, Native Instruments has now uploaded a video of the entire discussion to their YouTube channel.
While Jay Z collaborators Just Blaze and 9th Wonder are well-known in the hip-hop world, you might not have heard of Khrysis and Che Pope. Khrysis has engineered and produced for artists like Kendrick Lamar, Mac Miller, Problem, and Talib Kweli and Pope has been head of Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. Music label since 2011. He’s also a Grammy-winning producer, having contributed to numerous projects, including The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill.
The two-hour video contains a multitude of production and business wisdom, even if you’re not a Maschine user. We highly recommend watching it from start to finish, and if you can’t see it all in one sitting, break it up into pieces and watch them separately.
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We love discovering new talent and a producer from Ohio named ASADI is our latest find. The up-and-comer goes absolute beast mode in his new routine, which makes excellent use of Native Instruments’ Maschine controller.
“This is how I play live. Those are my hands,” ASADI says.
YAWK, YAWK, YAWK, YAWK!
Related: Mark de Clive-Lowe Demonstrates How to Combine Komplete with Maschine
Last September, we saw jazz musician and live electronic artist Mark de Clive-Lowe demonstrate Native Instruments’ new Komplete Kontrol S-Series and Komplete 10 in Los Angeles. Thankfully, the folks that weren’t able to catch the private performance can now watch a video that features de Clive-Lowe performing in real-time with the same equipment, along with Maschine Studio. The video above is intended to show how Maschine and Komplete can be combined to maximize creative potential.
Learn more about using Komplete and Maschine together at Native Instruments’ website.
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