Today Akai introduced the new MPC Renaissance Music Production Controller which fuses the best of their legacy hardware with full software integration. Since the arrival of Native Instruments' Maschine many were wondering how Akai would respond. Its a bit early to call it a Maschine killer but it does have some amazing features: MPC Renaissance Hardware Fuses legendary MPC production with the processing power of your computer Vintage Mode changes output sound character to MPC3000, MPC60 and more 16 backlit genuine MPC pads, 16 Q-Link controls, and adjustable backlit LCD screen Classic MPC Note Repeat, MPC Swing and MPC transport controls MPC SOFTWARE for Mac or PC with 64-track sequencing capability Two XLR-1/4” combo inputs and dedicated turntable input Four-channel US B 2.0 audio interface and two-port US B 2.0 hub built in Up to eight pad banks―more than any other MPC ever Two MIDI inputs and four MIDI outputs Stereo 1/4” out, stereo assignable mix 1/4” out & S/PDIF I/O MPC Software 64-track sequencing capability Massive 6GB+ sound library, including all of the sounds of the classic MPC3000 Instant mapping and real-time adjustment of VST plug-ins Record each track as an MPC drum program, Keygroup program or VST plug-in Runs standalone and as VST, AU or RTAS plug-in Supports WAV, MP3, AIFF, REX and SND Supports samples and sequences from any MPC ever made Mac and PC-compatible Read more HERE
THEZROHOUR returns to the airwaves for the first show of 2012. Join EDAYE & AMBUSH as we premiere new music from SCHOOLBOY Q, PROBLEM, DA KREEK, TONA feat. TORAE & ETERNIA, CROOKED I, HUM UNI, ZEPS, JEAN GRAE, RAEKWON & XV and more. The new year wouldn't be complete without the official "Rap Up" from SKILLZ and BEKAY's "Year In Review"!
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In this special episode of "Who the F*ck is Boog Brown?!" Boog talks about "The Brown Study Remixes". I have been dropping several joints from this release over that past few weeks on THEZROHOUR. Now you get to hear a little insight straight from one of the most promising female emcees on the rise. Check out more in this series of videos on Boog Brown HERE
Although many are looking forward to this year as being one of doom, destruction, and possibly salvation, it is a new era in all of our lives filled with unlimited possibilities. As I reflect on this past year, I am proud of my work with BBOXRADIO.COM as it has allowed me to reinvigorate the presence of THEZROHOUR online and has increased our public exposure. The staff and team of volunteers at BBOX have produced a new outlet for independent radio right in the heart of Downtown Brooklyn. We have a ton of work to do to make a grander impression in 2012 but the launch this past Summer has been an event filled one to say the least.
DJ Ambush has returned to the fold and we are killing it every week while providing a gateway into the sounds of the ever evolving independent hip hop scene. We have a new member on the team, "Wyteboy" Chris, who I have long been mentoring yet he also inspires me to stay focused while providing insight into the current pulse of the streets. Old alliances have come into play (shout out to Dr. Bob Da Surgeon) and my personal focus on production has increased so stay tuned for new music coming out of the SIX ZRO camp (shout out to Audio Knox, Safari & Dango). I have one other project in the wings but it is still being developed and more news will be forthcoming in due time (shout out to Alexie F.).
Thanks for following, listening and supporting THEZROHOUR since 2004. We don't stop..