Workshop: Music Production I

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Art of Sampling I


Hip-hop had been founded on the instrumental breaks of funk and rock tracks since the ’70s, and pre-sampling records like The Sugar hill Gang’s Rapper’s Delight and West Street Mob’s Break Dance utilized session musicians replaying famous grooves, or turntables cutting up breaks. Now producers could simply sample their favorite parts of songs and cut them up in exciting new ways.

This workshop is designed to introduce the fundamentals of music production with an emphasis on sampling.   If you are a newbie, you will have starting place for what gear (software, drum machines, monitors ect) you should buy and more!


  • Record digging & Record Stores (Value)
  • Fundamentals of Music Production
  • Sample Based Production Techniques (MPC vs Maschine)



Depot Academy : Music Production & Recording

The Depot Academy is committed to high quality music production. Sound is such a beautiful part of the human experience; few are blessed with the gift to manipulate it to create impact. At our Academy we hone and expand your gift of music by providing tools to improve your skills. We also offer a canvas for you to explore to the edges of your creative realm—and beyond!


Depot Academy Producer Camp 2017


It’s official!!  Registration for my first music producer camp is now available!  This camp has been in the works for the past 6 months or so and I am so thankful for the opportunity to teach and mentor.  Huge thanks to the homie Brotha Newz for seeing the vision and helping me organize.  I will be holding 2 camps, June 2017 and July 2017. Only 8 students per month tho’ so register ASAP to secure your spot.  I’d love to have more students but I want to be able to have more one on one with each student.  Camp will be held for 4 weeks, three sessions per week; experience and interests will pair students. Native Instruments Maschine will be provided for students’ use while attending sessions.

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To register fill out and submit questionnaire form HERE

Start dates:

June 2017 Camp 6/5 – 6/30

July 2017 Camp 7/1 – 7/31

May 22 2017 (June Camp Registration Deadline)

June 12 2017 (July Camp Registration Deadline)

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ConductorNotes No.323 #PositiveVibesMatter (Instrumental)



It has indeed been a while since ive dropped new music!!  So many things have changed in my life!  For those that havent been following me on twitter or IG– I met a beautiful woman that I love very much and we have settled down and are now new parents!!  Being a parent is the most awesome challenge Ive ever had.  I also went back to school for audio mastering and that was a doozy too sheesh so much math and science, but overall it has made me a better music producer and Im stoked to share my services with those that need it.

I started this EP a little bit ago and have been sitting on it.  My man Ryan down at Mills Record Company laced me with about 15-20 soul gospel records from the early 1970’s– ABSOLUTE HEAT!!  My goodness.  Also while out in Oakland I visited Vamp Records and cop’d a few soul gospel records too.  Before I knew it I had a full crate of these gospel records and finally got time to sit down to listen.

These albums were so anointed!!  The songs were so soulful and positive–  I decided that I would take more of a Donuts approach to the instrumentals and chop and loop vocal phrases to create mini mantras.  I wanted more feel than bang– I also wanted this instrumental to be a quick reminder to you, a reminder that prayers (positive vibes) are important and God is listening.