Hip Hop

Patch and play with Phonix Beats and MASSIVE X

Download an exclusive patch from the J. Cole producer, then enter our Metapop competition.

December 6, 2019 in

Thanksgiving XXL beat battle

We picked 3 teams of our favorite YouTubers and asked them each to create a beat – now it’s your turn to pick the winner.

November 20, 2019 in

The Stereotypes, hit by hit

Get to know the super-producers behind our latest Expansion with a quick run-down of their biggest tracks.

October 23, 2019 in

Bending genre boundaries with Gnarly Music

We met up with London-based multi-instrumentalist, producer, and finger-drumming pro Gnarly to talk production process, influences, and MASCHINE techniques.

August 2, 2019 in

Astro Mega on sampling, comics, and the lo-fi scene

Toronto-based beatsmith and co-founder of The Build, Astro Mega talks about record digging in the digital age, inspirations, and studio workflow

December 13, 2018 in

How to sell your beats online

Learn how to make money from your beats, as we profile BeatStars and Airbit, two of the biggest outlets for selling sketches.

December 10, 2018 in

Follow your inner signal: A conversation with Georgia Anne Muldrow

The prolific singer, songwriter and producer had a wide-ranging conversation about the challenges of making pop music and the joys of sculpting sound.

October 17, 2018 in

Beats From The Web. Part four.

A global round up of beat making, showing the current status of avid MASCHINE beat makers.

October 16, 2018 in

Watch: How to make early 90’s hip hop

Get that lo-fi aesthetic now.

September 25, 2018 in

Watch: How to make Miami Bass

Make bumpin', Florida style, electro Miami Bass with this latest tutorial guide, featuring the new MASSIVE Expansion, STADIUM FLEX.

September 11, 2018 in

Ski Beatz – From hip hop’s golden era to modular synths

The golden era hip hop pioneer talks about his new found love of modular synthesis and different approaches to sampling.

September 10, 2018 in