Kagi Media Releases Production Course and Music Biz Hybrid with Disco D
SEATTLE, Wash. — Kagi Media, producer of pro audio training products, follows on the success of their recent “Mix It Like A Record” DVD with the release of HUSTLE HARDER XXL, a music production course on DVD plus “in the trenches” music business documentary taught by multi-platinum, Grammy-nominated Producer and DJ David Shayman (aka Disco D).
Created by Shayman and Kagi Media, HUSTLE HARDER XXL captures Shayman producing music for diverse genres and markets, negotiating deals, selling beats to major artists, developing various product brands and flying around the world as a headlining D.J.
“This insiders view of the hip hop / techno music business is amazing,” says Charles Dye, Grammy-winning engineer, mixer, producer (Lauryn Hill, Jennifer Lopez, Shakira), “David’s studio chops are so on game. You see every step as he builds amazingly killer beats, skillfully pounding his MPC into submission, and then constructing monster arrangements in his DAW. And Shayman’s core lesson, that you should always bring as much commitment and passion to your work as you are physically able, and then bring even more, should inspire us all.”
Production Course, where Shayman (Usher, 50 Cent, Trick Daddy) teaches beat making and music production. Including, start to finish, production coverage of sample acquisition and chopping, tracking beats, song construction, arranging, plug-ins and hardware DSP applications, tracking vocals, scratch recording, mixing and DAW mastering. The production coverage makes up the majority of runtime minutes and the user comes away with a firm understanding of how to produce modern music that “cuts well” in the boardroom, broadcast, club or car.
“Inspiring. Kagi Media definitely captured Disco D’s vigor and enthusiasm for what he did. Once I started watching the DVD I was totally hooked and couldn’t stop watching,” says David Franz (Instructor for Berklee College of Music and Bestselling pro audio author), “Disco D’s energy is infectious, the content on the DVD, including the Pro Tools Sessions, MPC techniques and Samples is killer. This high-energy DVD will definitely inspire you to hustle harder in your own career and give you new motivation.”
Music Business Expose, where Shayman shows the user the art of getting publicity, making contacts, publishing, cross selling, placing beats and a host of other music biz insights. Skills that come from the culmination of Shayman’s University of Michigan ROSS SCHOOL OF BUSINESS, Marketing and Corporate Strategy degree, combined with his Detroit and Brooklyn street smarts, hard-earned business expertise and results driven social style.
“Hustle Harder XXL emerges triumphantly,” says RapReviews.com, “Self narrated by Shayman, the DVD is extremely informative from two separate standpoints – the running documentary, and a tutorial for aspiring producers and DJ’s. Astounding technical knowledge of music and the industry”.
Lesson Files, which the user can launch, run and use on their system to follow along with the video lessons and practice the techniques Shayman teaches in the video. The DVD ROM Audio Assets are created by Shayman including Choice Samples (Hits, Synths, Drums, Guitar and Bass) he rendered from his own finished songs + AKAI MPC Sequence, Program and Song DATA and finished Pro Tools Sessions.
“Disco D really makes it seem possible for the viewer to follow in his footsteps with ease,” says illmuzik.com, “I felt more empowered after watching this. Really priceless stuff here for the producer on the come up”
Achievement Driven Messages spoken by Shayman engage the viewer in forms of analytic reasoning that challenge the user to think and act in different ways, push to accomplish big things and, most importantly, make friends along the way. Brimming with optimisms, Shaymans’ heart is as invigorating as it is persuasive, making the thematic elements of HUSTLE HARDER XXL a conduit to action.
Featuring 3.5 hours of video instruction, Pro Tools Sessions, AKAI MPC Data Files, Disco D Samples and Mega-Doses of uplifting attitude, HUSTLE HARDER XXL is undeniably a breakthrough course from Kagi Media and Disco D Productions.
For more information, visit http://www.kagimedia.com
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