"You Will Never
Be Better Than Your Equipment"
The statement I made above about
equipment is so true.
The second you think you are better than your gear you need
to stop producing.
You are done!
Most of these pieces of hardware are
synthesizers with small computers so you could
never truly here all the sounds in them.
That goes double if you own a Motif or a Korg board.
Mixing sounds and twisting knobs will always change the
synthesis. So it's never ending!
You can master the functions but never the board.
I'm still finding new sounds with my Roland Fantom X6 and it's
What's The Best
Music Production Hardware?
Don't beat your brain to find this answer. Many producers
spend thousands of dollars trying to figure this out. They also
waste hundreds of man hours. It's all going to come down to
what you like as a producer.
Your choice will have much weight on what
type of music you produce.
Remember this is not recording or production software so
making a selection is crucial. The investment will be more and
remember, hardware is harder to get rid of. That is unless it
is a piece of vintage gear like my Roland
I Make Money, So
What Do I Use?
It is easier for me to give you information about what I use
verses trying to sell you on what you need to buy. You will be
able to make your own decision by reading
about what I use and why.
I mainly produce RnB, Hip Hop and some Pop music. Due to this
I selected the equipment that would best fit in that
No production school can teach you this. It's strictly a
trial and error event. Music studio equipment is all about
personality and the natural ability to hear music.
Roland Fantom X6 Keyboard - This is my
controller and the flagship of my studio. I use this board to
control many things in my arsenal including the software I use.
It even has powerful mixing capabilities.
Akai MPC 1000 Drum Machine - I could
have easily upgraded this a longtime ago. However, there is no
need for me to do this.
As long as the machine does not break I'm good.
TheUSB function alone is worth the
price to me.
Those are my main pieces that I rock with, but there are
others! Look Below.
These are my Sound Module beast!
You are looking at the monsters of Sound. In
that rack is my
Korg Triton (Fully Blown),
Roland Fantom XR (Fully Blown),
the Yamaha Motif ES (Fully Blown)
Vintage Roland JV-2080
Do I have to say it? Yes, it's fully Blown with
JV-Cards. This completes my hardware equipment. Go here to see the Software I
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