Today, you just need DubTurbo. DubTurbo comes with everything you need packed into a single software product. DubTurbo is available for both the Mac and Windows platforms, so if you already own a computer, you have everything you need to make to make your own fresh beats. Better still, DubTurbo lets you lay down broadcast-quality 44.1 kHz .WAV files, so your music is ready for distribution immediately after you record it.
DubTurbo also comes with these exceptional features you won’t want to pass up on: a 16-track sequencer, a 4-octave keyboard and a drum machine that lets you make the kind of beats you and the rest of the world want to hear!
DubTurbo’s 16-track sequencer is a professional-quality tool that allows you to duplicate sounds easily with just a click-and-drag action. DubTurbo also gives you a royalty free library of literally thousands of sounds that you can sample and remix as you like. You can use the resulting music in any way you want to. Keep it for yourself, share it with friends, pop it into a mixtape or sell it on iTunes! The choice is yours.
DubTurbo transforms your computer into a high-powered professional recording tool. Use your keyboard to unleash a hot drum pad and plug your beats into an awesome built-in synthesizer. DubTurbo lets you make music like a professional, and you’ll get the professional-quality sound you need to impress your friends and fans alike!
There’s more. In addition to being an awesome beatmaker, DubTurbo is a teaching tool that will help you learn how to use the software and make the beats people want to hear. DubTurbo comes with an awesome library of tutorial videos that let you learn how to unlock DubTurbo’s power. You don’t have to have mad skillz to use DubTurbo, but you’ll definitely sound like you do, and all for a fraction of the cost of renting a professional recording studio and paying the staff to help you lay down your beats.
DubTurbo is a great way to jump into the music market and make your mark among fans who are just waiting to find you!
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The music festival was announced at the beginning of May and will come together over the summer. Confirmed acts for the festival include Jay-Z, Pearl Jam, Skrillex, Mike Snow, Afrojack, Calvin Harris, Odd Future, D’angelo, Rick Ross, Wale, Passion Pit, Santigold, Dirty Projectors, Janelle Monae, Prince Royce, Rita Ora, Savoy and The Knocks. Some observers speculate that Bruce Springsteen will also make an appearance at the festival, partially because he is already scheduled to perform in the city on September 2 and 3.
Jay Z promises that there will be plenty of headline acts as well as some new musical talent that he will be showcasing. The show is a charity benefit and proceeds will support the United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey. Tickets for the event are already on sale. General admission tickets for the two-day event are being sold for about $150 per person. Platinum VIP tickets, which include exclusive access to VIP viewing areas, stage-side seating, preferred parking, access to the VIP lounge, VIP concessions and bar areas, plus a VIP host, are being sold for about $950 per person.
Catching Jay-Z’s attention may not be the easiest thing in the world to do, but there’s a great tool available for you that can help you get noticed in the rap music industry. DubTurbo is a music production software package that’s available for both the Mac and PC.
DubTurbo allows you to create, record, mix and publish your own music. It also comes with a large and growing library of royalty-free music samples. This feature alone makes DubTurbo worth the price.
DubTurbo has a lot of excellent features that other music production software packages don’t have. One of the key differences between DubTurbo and competing products is the ability to record your music as .WAV files. You’ll get high quality master recordings that you can use to make MP3 copies for distribution when you use DubTurbo. With other products, you’ll start out with a lower-quality MP3 file, which will reduce the quality of the copies you distribute.
Download your copy of DubTurbo today and start making your own music!
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While the debate over copyrighted music is heating up, a new wrinkle appeared last week in the form of a takedown notice issued by Universal Music Group to YouTube. Now, getting a takedown notice from UMG is probably nothing new for YouTube, but this story has a twist. The music UMG was upset about wasn’t even their own. A rap duo called After The Smoke recorded and uploaded one of their own rap beats over a song called “One in a Million” to YouTube.
That’s when the funky stuff started. UMG notified YouTube that a copyright infringement had taken place and YouTube blocked ATS’ song. Only ATS isn’t signed to Universal and the song was completely original by ATS.
As it turns out ATS had opened for Yelawolf, who is now a Universal artist – but wasn’t at the time ATS opened for him. Yelawolf heard the rap beats behind One in a Million and liked them enough to record his own track over it. Yelawolf said he wanted to license the material, but apparently never did. Then he signed with Universal.
At some point, the Yelawolf track, which used ATS’ beats – and was never intended for release – got leaked. UMG took down the leaked tracks, but when ATS put up its own stuff using their own beats, UMG took that down too, saying they owned the copyright for the beats.
If you’re confused at this point, so is everyone else! ATS filed a dispute against the takedown by UMG and was told that UMG asserted its rights as the copyright holder and ATS had no claim. Enter the lawyers. Now, allegedly everything is worked out, but ATS – and many other artists – are concerned about how carefully YouTube (which is a major distribution channel for independent music) checks on copyright claims before acting on them.
At this point, I should mention that for artists who use royalty-free beats, this isn’t an issue. Sonic Producer has a huge library of royalty-free beats that are guaranteed never to get you into a takedown argument after you’ve published your own music. With Sonic Producer’s library of royalty-free beats, you get your music published, plain and simple.
You can use, mix, remix, alter, publish and republish Sonic Producer beats however, whenever and how often you want to. Ahh – the joy of simplicity! Download your copy of Sonic Producer today and start publishing your own music.
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Ice-T, Chuck D and Grandmaster Caz will perform at the Celebration of Music in Film. The performance is related to Ice-T’s documentary film, Something From Nothing: The Art of Rap, which will also be featured at the film festival. The film will also showcase music from some of rap and hip-hop’s most enduring acts, including Afrika Bambaataa, Chuck D, Dr. Dre, Eminem, Ice Cube, KRS-One, Mos Def, Nas, and Snoop Dogg.
The festival will also feature live musical performances from artists whose music appears in films shown at the festival. This is the first year organized musical performances will be included. In the past, musicians performed at private parties that were related to, but not sponsored by, the Sundance Institute. This year, musical performances will be incorporated into the official festival program, with live performances from at least two artists per night.
Ice-T produced Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap to examine the musical genre. The film features interviews conducted by Ice-T with more than 50 rap and hip-hop artists who try to define what rap music is today and where it came from. The film tries to capture rap’s roots and share some musical history with a generation of rappers who may not understand the forces that brought rap music into the forefront.
In the film, Ice-T says that he had to make the film because rap made his life. Ice-T is just one more in a growing line of old-school rap artists who are concerned about the genre and where it’s headed. Dr. Dre, Eminem, Jay-Z and others have all expressed concern that today’s up and coming rap stars don’t understand what rap music is all about.
Ice-T is expected to perform in Park City, UT at the festival on January 21, and indicated in at least one interview that he may be joined by other rappers who are interested both in promoting the film and supporting Ice-T in his effort to preserve a bit of rap music’s history.
Ice-T had a significant career as a rap artist, beginning in the 1980′s. He also began his acting career at that time. In 2000, he appeared as a regular character on Law and Order, and has since concentrated primarily on acting. His most recent album, Gangsta Rap, was released in 2006.
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Rap music mogul Russell Simmons thinks that protesting is a great way to make the common man’s voice heard and that the protests are giving life to a new kind of rap beat. In an interview with the Tri-State Defender, Simmons says that he supports protesters in their effort to draw attention to the special interests that seem to have lawmakers’ ears.
Simmons is no stranger to the political process, and has been involved in protesting laws that unfairly on unjustly target individuals while corporate crimes go virtually unnoticed. In addition, Simmons is now calling for campaign finance reform that eliminates third-party influence among elected officials. In the end, Simmons predicts an expansion of the OWS movement to encompass the majority of people who want to get back to the one-man, one-vote concept embraced by the Constitution in a way that ensures that corporations don’t wield too much influence over the outcome of elections.
Spoken word – a mainstay of rap music – is at the center of the protest movement. Rap music and rap musicians are using the OWS movement to build their own base of fans, expand their craft and get more people involved in making the voice of the common person heard.
Self-publishing music has never been easier than it is today. With great tools like Sonic Producer, you can start producing your own rap beats today. Sonic Producer is a remarkable computer program that allows you to build and distribute your own royalty-free rap beats using your personal computer.
Whether you use a Macintosh or a PC, Sonic Producer has you covered. You simply download the software and Sonic Producer’s outstanding video tutorials can help you get moving in the right direction fast! You don’t need any special equipment to get started. Use the computer you’ve got and download a copy of Sonic Producer. Sonic Producer comes with a library of royalty-free music, which you’re free to use and distribute. When you’re done making your beats, you can export them to MP3 and distribute them to your friends and fans. You can even sell the music without paying a dime in royalties. Don’t wait! Get your rap career in gear today!
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As Heavy D, Myers was among the most recognizable rap music acts of the 1980′s and 1990′s. His style was a mixture of reggae and swing, and his lyrics were free from profanity. Myers was the lead artist in the group Heavy D and The Boyz and first charted with their debut album, Living Large. The group recorded a total of five albums between 1987 and 1994, only the first two of which included Troy Dixon (Trouble T-Roy), who died following an accident in 1990. Eddie Ferrell (Eddie F) is the co-founder of Uptown Records, the label on which Heavy D and The Boyz released their albums.
After the fifth group album, Heavy D went on to a solo rap career, releasing four more albums, the last of which, Love Opus, debuted in 2011. Heavy D also performed live for the first time in 15 years at the 2011 BET Hip Hop Awards in October. Myers demonstrated that rap music artists could succeed with unique styles and approaches to lyrics. While many of today’s rap music artists rely on the shock of foul language, Heavy D’s lyrics were always clean, yet engaging.
Myers also worked as the president and CEO of Uptown Records, and was instrumental in the development of Mary J. Blige. Myers also hired Diddy Combs early in his musical career. Uptown Records, renamed Uptown Entertainment folded after Myers left the organization to pursue acting opportunities.
In addition to his work as a music producer and recording artist, Myers also made guest appearances on several television series, an off-Broadway play, had a recurring role on Boston Public, and occasionally acted in motion pictures. His last appearance on the big screen was in “Tower Heist,” released in the US just four days before Myers’ death. Myers also provided the theme music for several television shows, including In Living Color and MADtv. He also made guest appearances for Michael and Janet Jackson, BB King, and appeared in the video for One More Chance by Notorious B.I.G.
Myers was nominated for Grammy awards in 1992, 1995, 1997, and most recently in 2009, and also received four nominations for Soul Train awards, winning Best Rap Album in both 1988 and 1990.
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The album is a wide-ranging collaboration, but one thing it isn’t missing is lyrics. Currently the most popular song on the 11-track set is Lighters, featuring a truly remarkable, nearly non-stop stream of profanity from Eminem offset by the more mellow music of Bruno Mars. Another track, Fast Lane, is also receiving a lot of popular interest.
Eminem takes aim at Lady Gaga in one line from “Kiss,” saying “Tell Lady Gaga she can quit her job at the post office/She’s still a male lady.” He also gets in a jab at Justin Bieber, though Eminem says it’s all in fun. In fact, there isn’t a radio-ready song on Hell: The Sequel, and that’s just how the producers want it. In addition to featuring Bruno Mars, the album also features tracks with Mike Epps and Slaughterhouse. Otherwise, listeners are in for fast-paced rap beats and old-style hardcore lyrics. Bad Meets Evil is expected to top the Billboard charts and already occupies the number one album spot on iTunes.
If you’re interested in making your own rap beats, or pitching in to make today’s rap a little more lyrical, try the number one beat-making software, Sonic Producer. Sonic Producer is filled with an awesome selection of royalty-free rap beats that you can use in any way you want. Record your beats using the built-in 16-channel mixer and export your beats to MP3. Make your own mixtapes, share your beats with your friends, or develop your own musical style with the largest, royalty-free beat catalog available.
Sonic Producer is available for both the Macintosh and PC platforms and can help you get your rap career started. Even if you don’t want a career in music, but just want to make your own rap beats, there’s no better tool to have than Sonic Producer, if you want studio-quality recordings without the studio price tag.
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In the past, aspiring musicians had to work with an agent who, at least in theory, fought through all the red tape and connected talented musicians with record producers. The ability to self-produce music, combined with the pervasive reach of the Internet has upended that whole arrangement. To be sure, there are still music producers, record companies and agents on the prowl for the hottest new acts and the best rap beats.
On the other hand, new artists no longer have just a single route to music production. Sophisticated software like Sonic Producer enables even novice musicians to create professional sound recordings using nothing more advanced than a personal computer. No additional equipment is needed, and Sonic Producer even provides an extensive library of rap beat samples that musicians can use royalty-free.
The software contains a 16-track mixer so when I say that nothing additional is needed, I really mean nothing! Once a track is complete, you can export your music to MP3 format for storage or sharing. Make mixtapes to distribute at no cost, or sell your works on sites like iTunes.
The Internet allows you to make a name for yourself by yourself. You no longer need the “music production apparatus” that has been in place for years. You no longer need a professional recording studio and a recording engineer to make your own music. You also don’t need a production company, because you can promote your own work to the people who are most interested in your artistic creations.
You can even combine your own music with videos and self-publish them on your own Web site or on YouTube. If you’ve used Sonic Producer as a source for your music samples, you can rest assured that your music is yours. No royalty payments, no splits, no licenses needed. You can get to business on self-producing rap music and finding your audience.
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The Cabin Fever mixtape precedes Wiz Khalifa’s latest album, Rolling Papers, which is scheduled to be released on March 29. The mixtape isn’t really a preview of what’s on the album. Instead, it’s meant to generate interest in the artist, ahead of the upcoming release.
Issuing a free mixtape is a good strategy for new artists. Early reviews of the mixtape say that the rap beats on the songs are repetitive, but keep in mind that the music that lands on mixtapes isn’t the same quality that you’ll find on albums. The mixtape selection are the rap beats that are good, but not good enough to get on an album.
Mixtapes do a good job of promoting the artist and getting audiences interested in the music. Often, mixtapes are meant for the club scene, so the beats will be harder than they would on album-oriented songs. The new Wiz Khalifa mixtape has a decent mix of guest artist, but Wiz Khalifa saves the best guests for the album.
Reports say that Rolling Papers will feature tracks by rap artists Snoop Dogg, Rick Ross, Too $hort and Curren$y. The official track list hasn’t been released yet, but one track from the album, Roll Up, is available now on the official Wiz Khalifa Web site.
If you’re into making your own rap beats, you want a professional sounding mix. Sonic Producer is a great tool for you to use. Create your own mixtapes or make your own recordings. Use the royalty-free rap beats that come along with Sonic Producer. Sonic Producer contains everything you need to become your own music producer. You’ll get professional-quality recordings that you can keep or share, and the beats are all royalty-free.
If you want to get into the game, download your own copy of Sonic Producer. It’s available for both the PC and Mac, and no additional equipment is required. Start making your own rap beats today!
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Monster features guest appearances by Bon Iver, Jay-Z, Nicki Minaj, and Rick Ross. The lyrics are well out-paced by the shocking video, which is replete with dead and dismembered bodies, zombies feasting on the dead, and artists using body parts as props.
Regardless of the imagery on the video, West’s album, which was released late in the year, has received extraordinary critical acclaim, and is considered to be one of the best albums of 2010, regardless of genre. In terms of rap music, the album has outdone Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty, Big Boi’s 2010 critical heavy hitter prior to West’s release.
How big of a role does Monster play in the critical acclaim for the album? It’s hard to say but clearly the artist is making a statement with the video that the lyrics don’t already make. Monster is a collaborative effort among rappers who want to find out who’s the best, dead or alive.
It’s a great question and one that might just still be open. There are a lot of talented new rappers out there who have yet to hit the big scene. Plenty of interesting work is being done by rappers who are just defining themselves as artists and performers. If you fall into this category, one of the tools you need to know about is Sonic Producer.
Sonic Producer is a great software package available for either the Mac or PC that can help you mix up your best rap beats. You’ll get thousands of royalty-free samples to work with and video tutorials that will show you how to make a beat that people can’t get enough of.
Sonic Producer is a great way to start out. You get professional sounding recordings that you mix yourself. You don’t need any additional equipment because Sonic Producer gives you everything you need, and you can export your best rap beats to MP3. Give them to your friends, share them or get them into the club scene through your favorite DJ. Download your copy of Sonic Producer today and get to work on your music career in 2011!
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