Empire Interactive, the UK-based publisher that cannily snapped up the rights to eJay, is to release Hip Hop 4, the latest instalment of its popular music production suite.
Essentially, eJay’s Hip Hop 4 enables users to create professional quality music without having to fork out thousands for a keyboard, mixer, record decks, synths and so on. It is sequencer-driven and operates very much like other applications, such as CakeWalk and Cubase, that have been the longstanding tool of professional producers the world over.
This latest version offers up over 4,000 royalty-free samples, a 48-track mixer and bespoke technology that enables the tempo of a sample to be altered without changing its pitch, as well as whole host of other features. You can also sample your own sounds (copyright laws permitting!) form WAV or MP3 files.
Expect to see Hip Hop 4 hit the streets on September 6 this year. And in the meantime, budding PlayStation 2 musicians can now, for the first time, join the fray with eJay Clubworld going on sale over the weekend.