Producer's Discussion

What are the differences between  DJ Mustard, Cardo, Hit Boy, Metro Boomin and DJ Premier, Pete Rock, Buckwild and The Alchemist?  Before answering that question, let's discuss the differences between Analog and Digital Producers. 

Examples of an analog producer are DJ Premier, Pete Rock, Buckwild and The Alchemist.  Their choice of production equipment through their careers consisted of the Akai MPC series or the E-MU SP-1200 and may have mixed on famous analog consoles such as the Mackie and SSL analog mixer series.   With these pieces of analog hardware, they created classics such as The Notorious B.I.G.’s “Kick In The Door”,  Pete Rock and CL Smooth’s “T.R.O.Y”., O.C.’s “Time’s Up” and Jadakiss and Styles P’s “We Gon Make It”. 

Examples of a digital producer are DJ Mustard, Cardo, Hit Boy and Metro Boomin.  Their choice of production equipment consists of DAW’s (Digital Audio Workstation) such as Image Line’s FL Studio, Propellerhead’s Reason or Apple Logic Pro X and may have used the mixing programs within the DAW.  After creating and mixing the music in the same DAW, they churned out classic hits like YG’s “Who Do You Love”, Drake’s “God’s Plan”, Jay-Z and Kanye West’s “N***a’s in Paris” and Migos’s “Bad and Boujee”. 

Now to answer the question, what are the differences? The type of production equipment used to make timeless music.  What we should focus more on is not the type of equipment used, but the listener of the final product not giving a FUCK what was used to make it.  It just has to be………..dope. Simply!



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