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Boom bap ex machina: hip-hop aesthetics and the Akai MPC

Exarchos, Michail;
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  • Published: 19 Mar 2019
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Country: United Kingdom
Over the past two decades, the growing literature on Hip-Hop musicology has paid ample tribute to Akai’s range of MPCs (Music Production Controllers), acknowledging their pivotal influence on the methodologies of Rap production. The technology’s combined functionality of sampling, drum-programming and MIDI-sequencing has been embraced by practitioners since the release of the standalone MPC60 in 1988, until its more recent computer-dependent incarnations manifested in a multitude of current controllers and DAWs. The timeline coincides with particular sonic priorities in Hip-Hop that can be grouped under the ‘Boom Bap’ aesthetic - an onomatopoeic celebration of t...
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