Sampling Your Own Recordings for Hip Hop
feat. Like (Pac Div, Kendrick Lamar, Anderson .Paak)
Hip Hop DJ, Musician and Producer Like discusses his creative process.
What’s up. I’m like. I’m a producer, artist, DJ, etc.
I’ve been making music for as long as I can remember. I started actually recording around high school in this old archaic program, and you know just experimented from time to time. We used to book studio sessions and just you know, I had a love-a passion for music since 4 or 5.
It always starts in my head. I’ll either hear a melody, and I’ll expand on that or I’ll be listening to records and I’ll hear something I like and I’ll interpolate that.
When I create I tend to have both other musicians create sounds that I may hear first or I may create the whole thing myself. It just depends on what session i’m doing. So, like for my album, I had a bass player come in on a certain song and add certain elements around what I originally created in Machine. So, you know, it just depends.
I use Apogee because, there is just a certain like, clean esthetic to the sound quality that is just completely noiseless and It’s just a higher quality, higher grade of sound that I’m hearing, that I’m noticing from other interfaces that I use, other brands that I use.
If I use, say Logic, you know, its compatible completely with it. I’m able to adjust levels and set levels in Element that affect Logic. It’s like you don’t even need to go to your hardware, you can just do everything on your computer like your doing anyway. Because I’m doing a lot of editing in my workstation from my laptop. So Element is right there in your face. You can adjust-I just learned you can do talkback. There is all these functionalities that keep you glued to where you need to be at, on your laptop when editing.