helping music producers
make more music in less time
with better results.
I love to make beats with Propellerhead Reason 6. I also enjoy making videos that show how I make beats and Moody instruMental Music. The videos are my way of sharing my experiences and discoveries in my music-making journey.
Country Music Guitar Sample Flip Remix Video by TaurusBeats
Check out these music tools. Links and a brief description are provided.
A. R. Music vs. TaurusBeats
Ray-Dee 3000 vs. Diggahertz
TaurusBeats vs. Diggahertz
CONGRATS to DIGGAHERTZ on the win!
Check me out (TaurusBeats)} at CMA! My Moody Instrumental Music is featured at the Computer Music Academy again this year. CMA is where I go to work with other producers to make my music better and he;p other producers make their music better.
Ahh yes! Welcome to year 4 of Computer Music Academy and the Weekly Homework Assignment / Podcast. As we have for the last 3 years, we're kicking things off with an introduction of the Class of 2016. We've grown quite a bit from last year in members and in talent. Even though this only a portion of the peeps currently at CMA, if this podcast is indication, it's going to be a damn good year. So with that said... Ladies and Gentlemen... Beat Season has begun!
Love Avalanche Sample Flip Beat by TaurusBeats, Remix Like An Avalanche by Hillsong United
Moody Instrummental Music by Taurus M. James Sampled Music, Remixes and Cover Songs
"Love Avalanche" is a sampled hip-hop beat that I created after listening to "Like An Avalanche" by Hillsong United. It is a great worship track and I wanted to highlight the moodiness of the original in my track.
This week, I have two songs featured in the Computer Music Academy (CMA) Weekly Homework Podcast #68.
This week we're taking it back to the Living Room and revisiting 2 of 2013's best assignments. Welcome back to TV Theme Songs… Now with Cartoons! There's one (or two) of three paths to be taken. 8 brave contestants have stepped up. Will that meet the challenge? Press play and find out.
Moody Instrumental Music by TaurusBeats Featured in the Computer Music Academy Weekly Podcast
Why I Make Moody Instrumental Music - Testimony by TaurusBeats aka Taurus M. James
In 1997, I was following the teachings of Elijah Muhammad and Minister Louis Farrakhan, striving to be the best I could be in the Nation of Islam. One night, I prayed to God to, "Tell me what I am missing".
I was broke, bitter, angry and depressed. I wanted Him to tell me why my life was so messed up. I knew there was more to life - more to my life, but no matter how hard I tried, I couldn't make my life better.
The next morning, I awoke saying, "Jesus Christ is the Son of God. Jesus Christ is the Son of God. Jesus Christ is the Son of God!" I was sitting straight up in my bed by the third time I spoke these words.
Propellerhead Reason Video Tutorial Session 2 Available at TaurusBeats.com!
I just finished posting the second video tutorial session - "VIP Session 2: Sample Flip w/ Reason NN-XT + MPD32" - on TAURUSBEATS.COM! This VIP Session features the making of my Moody instruMental Music track, "Grace To You".
I just finished posting the first Propellerhead Reason video tutorial session - "VIP Session 1: Chop and Flip Samples" - on TAURUSBEATS.COM! This is my first attempt at providing detailed video tutorials about how to produce music using Propellerhead's Reason software and hardware control devices like the Akai MPD32 and M-Audio Oxygen25.
Worship Him by TaurusBeats - Music I Made Using Propellerhead Reason, Oxygen25, Akai MPD32
Here's my interpretation of a well-known Christmas song that I made a few years ago. This is one of my original Moody instruMental Music creations done using Propellerhead's Reason 4.01 music software, the Akai MPD32 and the M-Audio Oxygen25 USB keyboard controller.
This is a Video Introduction to TaurusBeats, Moody Instrumental Musician. I make moody instrumental music and I help music producers make more music in less time with better results.
Video Make Beats with Reason Pat Benatar Sample Flip Remix by TaurusBeats
I use Propellerhead Reason, Propellerhead ReCycle, Sony Soundforge and many other music production tools.
In this video, I show a little about how I take samples from an existing song and then rearrange ("flip") the samples into different patterns before "wrapping" the flipped sample patterns with various instrumentation I perform.
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.
Curtis Price passed away early Thursday morning (May 30, 2013).
Curtis and his family have been a blessing to me and my family and I am grateful for the time we spent together sharing music and Christ.
JSP8 vs. TaurusBeats
DJ Lockturnal vs. Diggahertz
Sho-Nuff vs. Ray-Dee 3000
A. R. Music vs. Mr. Wallace
Better Is One Day Remix Darwin Hobbs Sample Flip Beat by TaurusBeats aka Taurus M. James
Moody Instrumental Music by Taurus M. James Sampled Music, Remixes and Cover Songs
"Better" is a sampled hip-hop beat that I created after listening to "Better Is One Day" by Darwin Hobbs. I had been listening to "Better Is One Day" for years. It is a great track to worship to. The beautiful musicianship really comes through and that is what I wanted to highlight in my track.
Is this a REMIX?
verb - rÄ“Ëˆmiks/ - mix (something) again.
noun - ËˆrÄ“miks/ - a different version of a musical recording produced by remixing.
Days End - Original Moody Instrumental Music by Taurus M. James (TauurusBeats) Piano Freestyle
Slideshow/Video of our vacation trip to Salt Lake City/Ogden, Utah (just before we moved to Alexandria, VA). Featuring "Days End" - Moody instruMental Music created with Propellerhead's Reason 4 software, Akai MPD32 and M-Audio Oxygen8 v2.
Days End Music Download Available
From the 2013 JUNO-Award Winning Album "I Have A Dream (It Feels Like Home)"
Love this song! It's simple and to the point. Keeping this on repeat.
Here is a video that I found for optimizing my Windows laptop for DJ sets. I use this for music production as well.
How to judge a beat battle - Criteria for judging beat battles
How to judge a rap battle - Criteria for judging rap battles
This is a great set of commandments for anuone starting to get serious about music production.