Mike Greene / Realitone show off Hip Hop Creator

Discussion in 'SAMPLE Talk' started by donbodin, Jan 25, 2017.

  1. donbodin

    donbodin Senior Member

    Got a chance to catch Mike Greene of Realitone at NAMM. He was showcasing the soon to be released Hip Hop Creator, an intelligent sample sequence instrument for Kontakt.

    See all SLR NAMM posts here: http://bit.ly/2ji7Gyp

     
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  2. thov72

    thov72 Senior Membr

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    Genius Mike does it again...
     
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  3. kurtvanzo

    kurtvanzo Capt. Zorro

    Amazing. Well designed making switching parts, complexities and mix for each so easy. Automation possibilities could make it a live performance machine as well. Very cool for instant backing track. Will sell great with hip hop producers, live performers, and composers needing a quick club track. Congrats to Mike!!
     
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  4. DSmolken

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    Very interesting. Mike's doing some seriously revolutionary stuff with the way patterns can be controlled in much the same way that real-world producers or songwriters interact with session musicians and band members. "Give me more hi-hat... a bit more... yeah, like that."
     
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  6. Mike Greene

    Mike Greene Administrator

    It will be really embarrassing if it isn't released before NAMM, but ... I've been embarrassed before, so we'll see.

    The problem (besides time being diverted to Screaming Trumpet and a couple other new libraries ... oh, and buying the forum) is that after NAMM, I decided to make some pretty major changes to the instrument. The original intent was to focus on new hip hop, which is very synthesizery, but it seems a whole lot of people are much more interested in more old-school sounds. So we did a lot more sampling. I mean a LOT more. I also made some pretty major tweaks to the interface and methodology to hopefully make it even more foolproof for Grandpa.

    As I write this, I realize that if I were smart, then I would have released Hip Hop Creator as it was, then done all this other stuff as an update, and maybe call it 2.0 or something. That way it would be like two releases, with all the publicity and new sales that go with that. But alas, clearly I am not smart, so I have released nothing instead. :grin:
     
  7. thov72

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    way to go, Mr Greene ;)

    you could still downgrade it now.....
     
  8. thov72

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    ... is that a black friday teaser??
     
  9. artomatic

    artomatic I Compose With My Ears

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    Hey Mike! Any update on this?
     
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  10. chillbot

    chillbot Sock Muppet

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    Yes, I bought this but have yet to download.... waiting for it to be finished?
     
  11. TimCox

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    I had this in 7th grade, it was called hip hop ejay and it did more!
     
  12. Mike Greene

    Mike Greene Administrator

    Embarrassingly, it still isn't finished. This has been a much larger undertaking than I originally planned. Even after hiring help with the graphics and some of the coding, it's been overwhelming. Plus there's the whole NKS thing, as well as integration with Maschine, which is a bunch of extra work I really didn't want to do. Plus we got back recently from a 3-week trip, then jury duty last week, and now we have two shorter trips this month, so time has been in short supply. Oh, and I bought a forum last year, so ... :grin:

    On the bright side, it's really close. I'm confident it will be ready in September, although as I mentioned, it's been overwhelming to the point where, psychologically, I literally can't work on it right now. I need a break from it, so I've been finishing up something else (also really close to completion) instead, for a couple weeks anyway. I can't say for sure which will be released first. (For people who wonder, as I did before starting Realitone, why companies take so long to release products, I can tell you first hand that psychology and burn-out play a larger role than you would expect.)

    On another bright side (and at the risk of sounding like a sales pitch), this thing is really, really cool. The "player" is the flashy part, and is probably what will help sell copies, but the real value in the instrument is in the sample content, which is massive. It's more than triple the sample content of what I originally envisioned and showed in that NAMM video, and now includes a ton of old school and other style drums and other sounds. Cypress Hill twirls, 99 Problems braamms, orch/horn hits (all legal - those recreations were time consuming!), we even added a whole bunch of vocal phrases (character phrases, bible phrases, etc) which are a lot of fun to just play.
     
  13. bigcat1969

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    Shoot for the stars and at least you will go over the moon and other inspirational sayings... It looks fascinating and I don't even like the genre.
     
  14. artomatic

    artomatic I Compose With My Ears

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    Thanks for the update, Mike. All the best!
     
  15. LamaRose

    LamaRose Gato Mighty!

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    I thought this library was a "Mike" joke when I first heard/learned about it just last month... but after hearing his pitch, this is definitely on the dope radar.

    I think Cracker Jack Creator is better name, though.
     
  16. chillbot

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    So exicted to get this when it's finished 5 years from now!
     
  17. rrichard63

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    Is there any chance that this is as finished as it's going to get? I'm willing to bet valuable money that people are getting a lot of use out of it, just as it is.
     

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