Hip-hop based DVD tutorial released for the Yamaha MM6 30/11/07
The latest DVD from â€˜Yamaha Motifâ€™ specialists KEYFAX NewMedia is on the entry-level synth, the MM6. Making Beats On The Yamaha MM6 looks at the â€˜MiniMoâ€™ from the perspective of using the instrument to create hip-hop beats. After a quick look at the history of hip-hopâ€”tracing the development of both the music and the technology throughout the past twenty-five yearsâ€”the program provides a detailed look at the MM6 controls and philosophies before diving headlong into the art of drum programming.
Hosted by David Bortnick and Daniel Goldstein from influential young hip-hop outfit Nobodyâ€™s Own, the program goes on to explore the MM6â€™s multi-track sequencer, sounds and FX, before detailing exactly how to use the MM6 with the bundled Cubase LE software.
Running through this 90 minute DVD are â€˜Rayâ€™s Breaksâ€™â€”custom beats from hip-hop producer Raymond Jonesâ€”played live and with full details on the sounds, splits, and loops being used.
Directed by Robin Moore for the newly-formed KEYFAX Digital Video Productions division, Making Beats On The Yamaha MM6 is designed to be an entertaining but highly informative look at the popular and inexpensive Yamaha synth.
KEYFAXâ€™s Julian Colbeck told us, â€œThe MM6 is not complex so itâ€™s easy to think it probably canâ€™t do very much. But especially if youâ€™re able to use Cubase LE itâ€™s way more powerful than youâ€™d imagine, and we lift the lid on a whole range of features and applications that a lot of people tend to overlook.â€� Pricing and Availability:
Making Beats On The Yamaha MM6 is available now in music stores, or can be purchased direct from the website listed below. More information: