Omar Tavarez Explains Production Technique – MIDI Mapping Samples

Like all members of the Agents (Pitbull’s band), Omar Tavarez wears many hats. When Pitbull is not touring, Omar is in the studio with Pitbull working on new songs and productions. Omar explains how using MIDI mapping of samples helps brainstorm ideas and significantly expedites production. (This is a common technique used in dance music. Omar’s example in this video is from Justice‘s 2007 hit D.A.N.C.E.)

Other news for the band include their recent iHeartRadio 2012 show in Las Vegas. Check out this quote from the Las Vegas Review-Journal:

If this show doubled as a survey of just about every mainstream radio format, Pitbull’s headlining set compressed them all into an indefatigable pastiche of hip-hop, dance, Latin music and even rock (his thunderous backing band played snippets of Lenny Kravitz’s “R U Gonna Go My Way” and Guns N’ Roses’ “Sweet Child O’ Mine,” peppered with the only double bass drumming of the weekend).

For more news and reviews about Pitbull’s performance at iHeartRadio 2012, check out these articles:

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