Compatible Mics

AKG C214
AKG
C214
EYEBALL
AKG C3000
AKG
C3000
EYEBALL
AKG C314
AKG
C314
EYEBALL
AKG C414 XLII
AKG
C414 XLII
EYEBALL
AKG C414 XLS
AKG
C414 XLS
EYEBALL
AKG P120
AKG
P120
EYEBALL
AKG P220
AKG
P220
EYEBALL
AKG P420
AKG
P420
EYEBALL
Aston Origin
Aston
Origin
EYEBALL
Aston Spirit
Aston
Spirit
EYEBALL
Audio-Technica AT2020
Audio-Technica
AT2020
EYEBALL
Audio-Technica AT2020USB+
Audio-Technica
AT2020USB+
EYEBALL
Audio-Technica AT2020USBi
Audio-Technica
AT2020USBi
EYEBALL
Audio-Technica AT2035
Audio-Technica
AT2035
EYEBALL
Audio-Technica AT2050 (Special Instructions Shock Mount)
Audio-Technica
AT2050 (Special Instructions Shock Mount)
EYEBALL
Audio-Technica AT3035
Audio-Technica
AT3035
EYEBALL
Audio-Technica AT4033a
Audio-Technica
AT4033a
EYEBALL
Audio-Technica AT4040
Audio-Technica
AT4040
EYEBALL
Audio-Technica AT4047
Audio-Technica
AT4047
EYEBALL
Audio-Technica AT4047/SV
Audio-Technica
AT4047/SV
EYEBALL
Audio-Technica AT4050
Audio-Technica
AT4050
EYEBALL
Audio-Technica AT4060a
Audio-Technica
AT4060a
EYEBALL
Audio-Technica AT5047
Audio-Technica
AT5047
EYEBALL
Audio-Technica ATR2500-USB
Audio-Technica
ATR2500-USB
EYEBALL
Avantone BV-1
Avantone
BV-1
FATBOY
Avantone CV-12
Avantone
CV-12
EYEBALL
Beyerdynamic FOX USB
Beyerdynamic
FOX USB
EYEBALL
Blue Bird
Blue
Bird
EYEBALL
Blue Raspberry
Blue
Raspberry
EYEBALL
Blue Spark
Blue
Spark
EYEBALL
Blue Yeti Mic Wired
Blue
Yeti Mic Wired
FATBOY
Blue Yeti Pro Studio
Blue
Yeti Pro Studio
FATBOY
Blue Yeti Pro USB
Blue
Yeti Pro USB
FATBOY
Focusrite Scarlett Studio CM25
Focusrite
Scarlett Studio CM25
EYEBALL
Gauge Precision Instruments ECM-87
Gauge Precision Instruments
ECM-87
EYEBALL
Genesis GenesisHE
Genesis
GenesisHE
EYEBALL
Lauten Audio Atlantis FC-387
Lauten Audio
Atlantis FC-387
FATBOY
Lauten Audio LA-120
Lauten Audio
LA-120
EYEBALL
Lauten Audio LA-220
Lauten Audio
LA-220
EYEBALL
Lauten Audio LA-320
Lauten Audio
LA-320
EYEBALL
Manley Reference Cardioid
Manley
Reference Cardioid
EYEBALL
Manley Reference Gold
Manley
Reference Gold
EYEBALL
Manley Reference Silver
Manley
Reference Silver
EYEBALL
MXL 2003A
MXL
2003A
EYEBALL
MXL 2006
MXL
2006
EYEBALL
MXL 3000
MXL
3000
EYEBALL
MXL 4000
MXL
4000
EYEBALL
MXL 770X
MXL
770X
FATBOY
MXL 910
MXL
910
EYEBALL
MXL 990
MXL
990
EYEBALL
MXL 990HE
MXL
990HE
EYEBALL
MXL 990USB
MXL
990USB
EYEBALL
MXL Blizzard 990
MXL
Blizzard 990
EYEBALL
MXL CR89
MXL
CR89
FATBOY
MXL Genesis
MXL
Genesis
EYEBALL
MXL R144
MXL
R144
EYEBALL
MXL R44 HE
MXL
R44 HE
EYEBALL
MXL Studio 24 USB
MXL
Studio 24 USB
EYEBALL
MXL Tempo
MXL
Tempo
EYEBALL
MXL USB006
MXL
USB006
EYEBALL
MXL V63M
MXL
V63M
EYEBALL
MXL V67
MXL
V67
EYEBALL
MXL V67G HE
MXL
V67G HE
EYEBALL
MXL V67i
MXL
V67i
EYEBALL
MXL V69 EDT
MXL
V69 EDT
EYEBALL
MXL V69 HE
MXL
V69 HE
EYEBALL
MXL V87
MXL
V87
EYEBALL
Neumann TLM 102
Neumann
TLM 102
EYEBALL
Neumann TLM 103
Neumann
TLM 103
EYEBALL
Neumann TLM 107
Neumann
TLM 107
FATBOY
Neumann TLM 193
Neumann
TLM 193
EYEBALL
Neumann U87
Neumann
U87
EYEBALL
Oktava MK-105
Oktava
MK-105
EYEBALL
Oktava MK-220
Oktava
MK-220
EYEBALL
Oktava MK-319
Oktava
MK-319
EYEBALL
RODE K2
RODE
K2
EYEBALL
RODE NT USB
RODE
NT USB
EYEBALL
RODE NT1
RODE
NT1
EYEBALL
RODE NT1-A
RODE
NT1-A
EYEBALL
RODE NT1000
RODE
NT1000
EYEBALL
RODE NT2-A
RODE
NT2-A
EYEBALL
RODE NT2000
RODE
NT2000
EYEBALL
RODE NTK
RODE
NTK
EYEBALL
sE Electronics RNT
sE Electronics
RNT
FATBOY
sE Electronics sE2200
sE Electronics
sE2200
EYEBALL
sE Electronics X1A Series
sE Electronics
X1A Series
EYEBALL
sE Electronics X1S Series
sE Electronics
X1S Series
EYEBALL
sE Electronics Z5600a II
sE Electronics
Z5600a II
EYEBALL
Sennheiser MK4
Sennheiser
MK4
EYEBALL
Sennheiser MK8
Sennheiser
MK8
EYEBALL
SHURE KSM 313
SHURE
KSM 313
EYEBALL
SHURE KSM 42
SHURE
KSM 42
EYEBALL
Slate Digital Slate ML1
Slate Digital
Slate ML1
EYEBALL
Slate Digital Slate ML1 Vintage
Slate Digital
Slate ML1 Vintage
EYEBALL
Slate Digital Slate Virtual Microphone System
Slate Digital
Slate Virtual Microphone System
EYEBALL
Sony C-100
Sony
C-100
EYEBALL
Sony C-800
Sony
C-800
EYEBALL
Townsend Labs Sphere L22
Townsend Labs
Sphere L22
FATBOY
Wunder CM49
Wunder
CM49
FATBOY
Wunder CM50
Wunder
CM50
FATBOY
Wunder CM67
Wunder
CM67
FATBOY
Wunder CM7
Wunder
CM7
FATBOY
No Compatible Microphones Found

Sikwitit

ill-est Dallas Producer

Interview

SIKWITIT WEB

“I’m kind of catching a buzz at this point”

Says Dallas DJ and producer, SikWitIt, hot off of winning the prestigious Beast of the Beats showcase in New York last November. The event attracted some 1500 producers from all over the country. Pretty impressive victory for SikwitIt and his home turf, Dallas. He’s been called “one of the illest, most talented producers out of Dallas with a slew of song placements including a recent one on 50 Cent’s hit TV show, Power.

"He loves a good beat competition, just battling other producers mano y mano"

May the best beat win. But what SikwitIt loves even more is collaboration.

Currently, he’s working on a new project that brings producers together, rather than competing with them. It’s called the Dallas Producer Collaboration Project, which will be a series of 10 sessions in various Dallas studios. The project will yield a free beat tape and a video documenting the making of this project. And it’s all to fulfill his vision of putting Dallas on the map as a true music destination. We caught up with SikWitIt and asked him to lay us onto some Dallas hip hop wisdom. Here’s what he had to say.

IN THE BEGINNING

I became a producer during my ventures of being an artist. I was a rapper and I realized that I was trying to rap into people's beats that had already been rapped. So I vowed to myself that I wanted to learn how to make my own music. And just being at my dad's house, he's a musician, and picking up keyboards and just kind of learning from there.

What SikWitIt has learned while mastering his craft is that, as much as he loves a good beat, there’s one key ingredient that’s also needed to pull it all together.  

THE MARRIAGE THAT MAKES THE MUSIC

When it comes to beats versus vocals you have one person who says one's better than the other or more important than the other. But I personally feel that they work hand-in-hand. I think that the vocal is the main lead instrument that completes the song. It makes it a one in one package deal. So you get the vocals that are going to lead the charge and you have the music to accompany it.

SikWitit believes in the power of human connection.

It’s all about being in the same space creating together that makes the magic as opposed to waiting for someone to email you a track over the internet. To that end, The Dallas Producer Collaboration Project will shine a light on collaborations between some of the hottest producers, working together. Each with their own unique musical style. Reezytunez rolls with his heavy bounce. Then you’ve got Medasin and what he calls his soul trap style. B. Barber puts out modern funk and then you throw in SikWitIt’s own fusion style and you’ve got a beautiful gumbo of creation brewing.

And what instrument does SikWitIt most love to play to brew his creations?

PLAYING THE STUDIO

The recording studio is my instrument because it's basically a creative space. It allows me to pull out all the things that are in my head and in my ear that I've been listening to and hearing. It really just allows me to lock in. It has all the tools ready for me. So if I want to do some vocals or if I want to do some production I can do all that in one place.

MANAGING THE MUSICAL BUMPS IN THE ROAD

We asked SikWitIt to talk about some of the challenges he faces in the recording process when he receives tracks from other artists recording in other places or out on the road.

One of the biggest challenges I have from rappers or just anybody; Singers that are singing the vocals that they record themselves or that they're just not good quality. You know they have a lot of distortion or a lot of feedback or it's just not very clean audio and that kind of hinders my process and it slows down my workflow.

So how does he control his mobile environment?

SIKWITIT’S MOBILE SECRET WEAPON

I think the Kaotica Eyeball is a perfect example for what I do. I'm always travelling. I'm always on the road. Like right now I'm in a hotel room and it's perfect because I get to use this as my virtual vocal booth.

"When I want to record my vocals I don't have to worry about the stress of being in a studio or having to pay a whole bunch to be there"

So this is life on the go, everywhere I'm at. Whenever I just want to pop up my travel set up and it works perfect to compliment my portable recording studio.

And what advice would SikWitIt give to the new guy on the block trying to come up?

"DO THIS"

For up and coming producers man I would just advise you to first and foremost, perfect your craft. Be great at what you do. Be an expert at it. And never, never quit, obviously right? But more than anything, network and get out there and just really meet people and make sure that your product matches everything that you represent.

WHY DOES MUSIC MATTER?

Music to me is extremely important because I feel like it's a soundtrack to life. I feel like it's the one thing that can change a person's mood, whether it be into a good mood, into a sorrowful mood or into an angry mood. And I think it plays hand-in-hand with life you know. With music you have different varieties, different genres. The ups and downs, the high tempo, the low tempo and that replicates life. You know, we as people, we have all those same mountain tops and valleys that we go through. So I think music accompanies that really, really well.

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Cap 1 | Atlanta
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Lonestarr Muzik
Lonestarr Muzik
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ThaKracken
ThaKracken
Producer | Jagged Edge - Lecare
Steven Solomon
Steven Solomon
Oktober1st
Oktober1st
Mouse Quake
Mouse Quake
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Slikk Muzik
Slikk Muzik
Running on Faith
Gumbo
Gumbo
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