How Do You Make Hip-Hop Beats With An Akai MPC 2000XL?

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The Akai MPC 2000XL is designed to replace the PC for sequencing audio. The driving bass line is the essence of the hip-hop beat and XL samples percussion, but you have to load it with the audio samples you'll need. From sequencing and trimming to fadeback and echo, the Akai will provide you with all you need to pound out some masterful hip-hop beats. Create the bass line for the hip-hop beats. The Akai MPC 2000XL cannot perform some of the more advanced functions of a PC, so bass beats should be manipulated before adding them to the Akai MPC. The bass holds together the other audio elements of the hip-hop tune. Develop a strong bass line that integrates with the other rhythmic aspects. Let the bass player fill out the hip-hop beat. Playing bass for the hip-hop tune requires an accomplished musician. Samples from a good bass player are enhanced by the Akai MPC. The XL sequencer memory has been increased from 100,000 events to 300,000 so there is a wide range of possibilities. Record ... more
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