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African Americans in STEM


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2013 Disney Cruise to Cozumel

 
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Engineer

en·gi·neer
?enj?'nir/

noun

a person who designs, builds, or maintains engines, machines, or public works.

synonyms: originator, deviser, designer, architect, inventor, developer, creator; mastermind

"the prime engineer of the approach"

verb

design and build (a machine or structure).

"the men who engineered the tunnel"

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How to Make Beats Wrapping the Samples in Sample Flip Beats Remixes

When I make Moody Instrumental Music, sometimes I "sample" or use parts from an existing song or musical piece. My goal in sampling is to take parts from a piece that I love and build a completely different musical piece that leaves the listener saying, "WOW, you got that result from those sampled pieces?!"

The way I do this is by "wrapping" (not rapping) the sample with my own instrumentation. I create different musical patterns with the sampled pieces (called "flipping the sample"). While I flip the samples, I can hear (in my head) all of the instrumentation that I want to wrap the sample pieces in. When i finish the sample flip patterns, I go back and create the instrumentation that I heard (in my head).

In this video, watch how I make a sample flip beat and instrumental music using Propellerhead's Reason software, the Akai MPD32 and the Yamaha DJX MIDI keyboard. This video takes you into my thought process about sampling, "chopping and flipping" samples, and I give you tips on how to make music.

This video catches me on one of my "happier" days, in which my overall "moody-ness" level was low. Plus, I had just finished downing a can of Mountain Dew. So, I'm a bit more animated in this video.

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2016 CMA Bang Show Final Results

ROUND 2 RESULTS

A. R. Music vs. TaurusBeats

Ray-Dee 3000 vs. Diggahertz

FINAL RESULTS

TaurusBeats vs. Diggahertz

 

CONGRATS to DIGGAHERTZ on the win! 

 

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Road Trip Edmond Oklahoma to Tishamingo Oklahoma


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Going on my first fishing trip in Tishamingo, Oklahoma and looking forward to having a great time wading in the water. Hopefully I'll catch some fish!

Road Trip: Edmond, Oklahoma to Tishamingo, Oklahoma for Fishing Trip