Saturday, February 15, 2014

Found an old beat from my Roland S-330 and RiP BIG L

i imagine Big L rhyming over a beat like this. Big L Rest in Peace.

Monday, June 17, 2013

DJ Workshop in East LA Begining June 20th

It is with great pleasure and honor to return to empowering the community through the arts. After a very long hiatus...I am proud to announce the return of my FREE Dj and beat making workshops beginning June 20th and held in East LA. email for details #LA #tablism #turntablism #dj #scratch #battleroutines #beatmaking #ovf #vinyl #turntables #mixing

Thursday, May 30, 2013

DJ Gig Saturday June 1st @ Roberto's in LA's Chinatown.

Saturday June 1st - I will be spinning all night for a benefit show to support Wilfredo Mendez, lead singer of one of my favorite bands FITTER. He recently had a tumor removed from his brain, and is now home recovering, but needs  help to fund the expensive medical expenses. Please join me and come out and support.

$10 suggested donation but you can donate as much as you want..
100% of the proceeds will go to Wil.

Roberto's Club is located at:
686 N Spring St. LA, CA 90012 (Between Spring & Ord)

*Free street parking*

21+ | Full Bar | 9pm-2 am

 Online donation:
If you're not able to attend the benefit you can donate here:

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Re-Up of 8bit vinyl samples using a Casio RZ-1

Re-up of my Casio RZ-1 post. My RZ-1 collects dust. I've used it every once in a while to do random things. The RZ-1 is a PCM ROM sound based drum machine with 4 additional pads to sample in 8bits. With virtually no memory, the 4 pads are only useful for stabs, hits, and short attack percussion. Unfortunately you can't chain the samples together like you can on other samplers but it does have filters knobs for each set of sample pads. Circuit benders have managed to burn new ePROMs with different sound sets and bend circuits for additional tone capabilities on many of the sounds. What's unique about the RZ-1 is it has 10 individual outputs for each sound and each drum channel has it's on volume slider. Basically, they threw in a drum mixer.
Here are some specs:
  • Oscillators - 12 PCM sounds (Tom1, Tom2, Tom3, Snare, Kick, Rim, Open HH, Closed HH, Ride, Crash, Clap, Cowbell)
  • Sampler - 0.8 seconds over four 'Banks'
  • Sequencer - 100 Patterns and 20 Songs
  • Effects - None
  • Keyboard - 16 Pads
  • Control - MIDI IN, OUT, THRU
  • Date Produced - 1986
Added two loops of a live jam I made using the RZ-1 (file: livejam1.wav).

Live Jam 1

Then I took that loop, and warped it to 70bpm in Ableton Live and recorded another live jam with a guitar loop and a pitched bass drum (file: livejam2.wav).

Live Jam 2

Free 8bit vinyl samples using RZ-1 by @REGEND 
NEW LINK: download:

Thursday, July 5, 2012