Tuesday, April 20, 2010

RIP Keith Elam aka G.U.R.U - Gifted Unlimited Rhymes Universal

I met GURU once. I was drunk at AXIS in Boston and was trying to find a female to dance with. It was during his first Jazzmatazz tour in 94 and since I didn't have money to see the show I went to the upstairs club which was AXIS. It was about 1am after drinking Crown Royale with three homies. I show up at the club and stroll in without paying and was feeling all gully. I had a good feeling that night would be a good one and when I walked in I saw Guru lampin in a corner booth watching people dance. He seemed like royalty just chillin watching his court have a good time. So I went up to him to say hello and gave him a hand shake, thanked him for being in town, and said, "Peace." As I walked away he got up and was like, "hey what's your name?" I said,  "I'm DJ PMA. I have been bumpin your tunes since Gangstarr days." He then gave me a pound and I pointed to a girl and he was like aiight. I grabbed the girl and started dancing with her. I kinda remember her too. Light skin Puerto Rican or Dominican looking.With super curly hair like frizzy. It was complete randomness to me at the time but a beautiful moment. Good times...REST IN POWER GURU!
The video below is what GURU wants to be known for. Apparently before his death he had instructed his estate to not promote anything to do with Primo (which I think is on some BS but that's none of my business). This is one of my favorite tracks from Jazzmatazz "When You're Near."

I think when the dust settles I'll do a GangStarr mix as a Salute.
Right now...just can't believe we've lost a a truly magnificent poet.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Gyptian - Hold You - KSP Remix

Gyptian - Hold You - KSP Remix MP3 by regend

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Rihanna-RudeBwoy-KSP Remix

I'm sick of mashups, I'm sick of unoriginal remixes, I'm just bored with the U.S.A. right now...so it's time to unleash the Cafe Con Leche remixes...
Oh yeah sick of Cumbia, Latin Rock, and the whole LA scene that revolves around that bullshit too.


Rihanna-RudeBwoy-KSP Remix by regend

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Serato SL1 2.0 software Final Release

Serato SL1 software ver 2.0 has arrived.
I'm excited! Finally we get effects...and wouldn't you know it? My CPU is hitting 100% I had a feeling I'd start running out of processor soon enough...I dread having to go back to ver 1.9.2 but if I have to just to pay a few bills I guess a new lappy will have to wait. *sigh*

Here's a screenshot of my goodies:

I can already tell the effects advanced edit page is give a lot of people trouble.

You can see how this shows some real estate management on the screen. You can toggle between the views using the spacebar. Here's a closer look:

The effects essentially work like this: Each chain has three selectable effects so each deck can have up to three effects turned on. Each chain can be assigned to one of the two virtual decks. The effects range from Phaser, Low Pass, High Pass, Reapter, Reverb, Braker, Crusher, Echo, Flanger, Reverser, and Tremelo. You can save and load your combination chains and edits. The interesting part is the editing. Each effect can have its own setting, based on the given parameters, but if there's a particular parameter you like to tweak you either tweak it from the edit view OR you can assign/link it to the global knob. Multiple parameters can be linked to that one knob and you can set max and min settings. Now I understand this was done to facilitate both hardware and software controllers but I feel there are some elements missing from each of the effects but time will tell how this changes. I have a feeling there is room for improvement in this area.

How can MIDI controllers be assigned to these knobs? This is something I'm going to experiment with. I can see myself assigning a controller to control delay feedback but the real tricky part is if these parameters can be automated via MIDI somehow.We'll see if this is doable.

That's about it for my first look at Serato SL1 2.0 software.

Monday, April 5, 2010

DAW Alert: Reaper no longer Beta for OS X

Reaper for OSX finally out of BETA.

I can finally get rid of Audacity and Ableton Live for recording multi track duties. I have Logic but I only use it for Mixing down tracks. Don't ask me why but that's my work-flow because I use Reaper on XP and I use Live in OS X. It's going to be nice to finally export all my XP Reaper files and put them into Reaper for OS X and then dump all the audio for mixing down in Logic. I know, odd workflow but when I'm on the run my trusty laptop running Reaper using my M-Audio ProFire 610 is the way to go.
Download, use it for free, and if you like it pay the 60 bucks.
That's all I wanted to say.
Enjoy my new joint

6million Remix by regend