In this post I'm gonna show you how to set up your Akai MPK mini MK2's pitch and Modulation joystick to work how it supposed to in Reason 9.
For the sake of this tutorial we'll
be editing [Hacking] "Program 1" in your MPK.
On a side note: If in the future you want to reset Program 1
for a different configuration or just want to get it back to where you
started you can easily revert the changes by either opening the editor and pressing "send", copying the data from one of the
other 3 programs or just updating the firmware.
Now that that's out of the way - on to the good stuff.
To get started you'll need the Akai Professional MPK Mini MKII Editor installed on your computer.
The other night I was flipping through YouTube, watching different videos (I watched so many I totally forgot what I was looking for initially) and found myself looking though the Reason tutorials on YouTube.
As you may or may not know (if you are a reason user) the tutorials by Propellerhead (the company that makes the Reason DAW) are pretty informative. They are easy to follow, and the tutorials they have cover everything from the basics (eg: getting started, config, etc.) to the more advanced stuff (eg:tweaking parameters to customize your own patches).
If you are a Reason user you should mos def follow their channel.
Back on topic, while I was flipping through their tutorial videos I found a set of videos that go over how to create custom 808 bass subs in Reason and even though I have my own "go to" 808's, I watched the video's because I feel like I can always learn something new...
Well, after watching the second video in the set I foun…
Do you ever wonder why it seems so hard to sell beats online?
I mean, your beats are just as good as some of the hits on the radio, right?
Well, if you [like so many others] are having a hard time getting those elusive sales then you might wanna go over this list and rethink your approach..
You might be doing something wrong.
The list below may sting a bit but try to keep a constructive perspective on this while reading.
It may just help you make a sale.
Starting from the Bottom...
5. Poor Marketing Skills
People who fall under this category approach the game backwards and will immediately have a hard time trying to sell beats online. Just as soon as they come in the front door they are pushed out the back.
They are the type to abuse social networks by spamming people with"check out my music" links and then wonder why no one wants to give them a listen.
You may have came across this type before..
you may even be this type....
if this is you....
Shame on you…