We’re highlighting our All-Star Beat Making gear over at zZounds and thought — why not give folks a chance to hear what this amazing gear can do?
Check out our roundup of some of the coolest beats made on every piece of gear in our list, from artists on Instagram.
This incredible Circuit-fueled synthwave piece by @something_black is impressive enough on its own, but add in the glitchy visuals and it borders on sensory (synthory?) overload!
Native Instruments Maschine MK3
This cut from @gnarly.music features some insane no-look finger drumming on her Maschine MK3 which only adds more flare to this already fire beat.
Akai MPC X
User @77sessions chops up a classic Aaliyah slow jam on his Akai MPC X pitching up the vocals and tapping in an expertly swung drum groove.
Many see the Alesis SR-16 as a practice tool, but a lot of musicians use it as the foundational starting point to beats. Here, @panicdot runs it through pedals to create what sounds like the theme song to David Lynch’s ’90s sitcom pilot from another dimension.
Ableton Push 2
User @typewrtr creates some vacation vibes on the Ableton Push 2.
Dave Smith Tempest
Here @daniel.4×4 dug out an old VHS tape from the attic showcasing a spacey trap beat he made on the Dave Smith Tempest…in 2019…something is off here…
Akai MPC Live
Armed with just an MPC Live atop a tree stump, @josiahbell chops up a Pinocchio sample given new life with some killer finger drumming.
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