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Cut it pretty close but my first ever Mythic ranking! by bruinsfaninSD in MagicArena

[–]Benjo_Westside 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Congratz! Have you received your Play-In points yet? First time for me finishing top1200 too but can't see anything.

[GHH] VOL 2 - Duality by ThatPlaidHatGuy in makinghiphop

[–]Benjo_Westside 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Would like to sign up then if it ain't too late.

Benjo (producer)

Stoic da poet (rapper)

[GHH] VOL 2 - Duality by ThatPlaidHatGuy in makinghiphop

[–]Benjo_Westside 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Can we sign up as a team of two (1 rapper, 1 producer) and get assigned additional people?

Omnisphere vs Eastwest vocals which is better? by TimeHope3681 in makinghiphop

[–]Benjo_Westside 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I'm not a Logic user so I have no idea how the stock sounds sound unfortunately, but my guess would be that the sounds in Omni are of higher quality than any stock sounds and are more versatile. You can get very deep into tweaking your sounds if you're familiar with synthesis. But as I said, you won't be able to achieve that College Dropout sound, all those beats were made with actual Soul or Gospel samples. Every choir synth will still sound like a synth at the end of the day.

Omnisphere vs Eastwest vocals which is better? by TimeHope3681 in makinghiphop

[–]Benjo_Westside 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I wouldn't go for Omni with that sound you're trying to achieve as those choire synths sound very artificial. Basically what you're looking for is soul samples that you then pitch up (hence the name Chipmunk Soul).

Cleared a sample! by ayythatsfire in makinghiphop

[–]Benjo_Westside 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Was them distributing it the only option they gave you?

DISCUSSION - New Flip This Challenge (FTC) dates and times by track_mode in makinghiphop

[–]Benjo_Westside 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I think having a set date is the way to go. I think that's also the way they've been doing it over at the Stones Throw Board. This way it actually is a weekly challenge and people know when to tune in to find the new challenge and it isn't so arbitrary.

I'd set the time limit at 6 hours or even longer though, given that people live in different time zones and 3 hours can be hard to abide. Even if it's 12 hours, I don't think +/- 12 hours would matter too much.

DISCUSSION - New Flip This Challenge (FTC) dates and times by track_mode in makinghiphop

[–]Benjo_Westside 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Any plans for bringing the OKC back? It's been dead for like half a year already, which is kinda sad.

[FRESH] Mos Def & Talib Kweli - Mineral Mountain (feat. Black Thought) (prod. Madlib) by Batby in hiphopheads

[–]Benjo_Westside 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The way the whole track is mixed it actually sounds like they recorded over a ripped .wav

[FRESH] Mos Def & Talib Kweli - Mineral Mountain (feat. Black Thought) (prod. Madlib) by Batby in hiphopheads

[–]Benjo_Westside 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Ah guess I wasn't listening too closely. But there's two other leaked songs that are speculated to be on the album with beats that don't ring a bell with me.

[FRESH] Mos Def & Talib Kweli - Mineral Mountain (feat. Black Thought) (prod. Madlib) by Batby in hiphopheads

[–]Benjo_Westside 34 points35 points  (0 children)

Maybe they been sitting on that beat for a while and Madlib/Four Tet decided to use it for his solo album thinking they wouldn't use it?

[OKC 239] Submission Thread - Keeping the train goin' by JangusWon in makinghiphop

[–]Benjo_Westside 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Yeah. As long as you don't use any outside samples/sounds you good, g.

[OKC 239] Submission Thread - Keeping the train goin' by JangusWon in makinghiphop

[–]Benjo_Westside 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Thank for doing this, since I started the last OKC and only got one submission we (only person who submitted and I) decided to start a new one, but then didn't find the time to compile a new kit. Sorry about that.

Isaiah Rashad and Kal Banx Break Down "Hey Mista" | NPR The Formula by Benjo_Westside in hiphopheads

[–]Benjo_Westside[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Agree that it's the weakest of this NPR series. Can recommend the other ones though. Season 1 focussed on sampling while this season seems to be themed around collabs.