Compatible Mics

AKG 414
AKG
414
EYEBALL
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
Lauten Audio Lauten Audio Clarion FC-357
Lauten Audio
Lauten Audio Clarion FC-357
FATBOY
Lauten Audio LT-386
Lauten Audio
LT-386
FATBOY
Lewitt LCT 240 Pro
Lewitt
LCT 240 Pro
EYEBALL
Lewitt Lewitt LCT 550
Lewitt
Lewitt LCT 550
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 550
MXL
550
EYEBALL
MXL 770
MXL
770
FATBOY
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 Neumann U89I
Neumann
Neumann U89I
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 TM49
Neumann
TM49
FATBOY
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
Pearlman TM1
Pearlman
TM1
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
Roswell COLARES
Roswell
COLARES
FATBOY
Roswell DELPHOS
Roswell
DELPHOS
FATBOY
Roswell MINI 47
Roswell
MINI 47
Roswell MINI 87
Roswell
MINI 87
Samson C01
Samson
C01
Samson CO1
Samson
CO1
Samson CO3 & COS3U
Samson
CO3 & COS3U
EYEBALL
Samson MTR-201 | 231
Samson
MTR-201 | 231
Samson MTR101
Samson
MTR101
Samson VR-88
Samson
VR-88
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
Warm Audio 251
Warm Audio
251
Warm Audio FC-357
Warm Audio
FC-357
FATBOY
Warm Audio WA-47
Warm Audio
WA-47
FATBOY
Warm Audio WA-87
Warm Audio
WA-87
Wunder CM49
Wunder
CM49
FATBOY
Wunder CM50
Wunder
CM50
FATBOY
Wunder CM67
Wunder
CM67
FATBOY
Wunder CM7
Wunder
CM7
FATBOY
No Compatible Microphones Found

30Roc

Producer | Yo Gotti - Nikki Minaj - Migos

Interview

 

Atlanta’s own 30Roc the Platinum Award-winning Ear Drummers producer, has already made a whole lot of industry noise in a very small amount of time.

In 2015, he produced the hit song, “Nasty Freestyle” for T-Wayne, as well as hits for Young Dolf, Rae Sremmurd, Migos and many others. His musical reach extends well beyond radio hits with tracks like “Work Ya Muscle,” which appeared in the hit movie, Creed and he created original music that was featured in an Apple commercial that ran during the VMA Awards.

Hard to believe his humble start in a high school marching band would lead him down the yellow brick road to the big time.

But the road to success had a few twists and turns before he got there. That high school marching band stint earned him a full scholarship, which he quickly proceeded to lose. With nothing to fall back on he ended up moving in with his brother. We caught up with him in the studio to find out what makes this up and coming producer tick and how he persevered to get where he is now.

So how did you persevere, after losing your scholarship, to get to where you are today?

Man it was crazy. The struggle was long. It was like a winter storm that we had. We didn't go outside. So you know, my brother and I, we sat inside and we made beats all week. I really wasn't making beats like that. So he kind of taught me how to put stuff together. And I thought to myself, ‘This is what I really want to do.’

We were still working a job at the time. I was working as a cook. I had to be at work at 5:00 in the morning and I’d get off at 12:00. I would go to sleep for like an hour or two. Come back home. I mean we would be at home and make beats then be at the club like 9:00, 10:00 just to go shake hands and they had to be at work at 5am again. And again, it was a struggle but we did it you know. And that's how I ended up where I'm at today really. But that was one of those situations.

 

So what's one thing you did that changed the course of your career? 

So at this time I had a platinum record. It was T-Wayne “Nasty Freestyle” You would think I would be all set up. But I was still at work at an accounting firm and I was like ‘man this ain’t working, I don’t want to work here anymore.’ So you know I had a team at that time too. But I was still making beats on my own. And I get this email that Mike Will was looking for beats.

"So I ran out of work, left the paperwork on the desk. I didn't care. I just ran out to the car, hooked up to the wifi and sent them beats."

And next thing you know I get this phone call and it’s Mike Will and he says we need to connect. Then we started doing beat battles together and then we were always putting together stuff.

That’s how this whole situation happened and that's how I ended up with Ear Drummer. I was able to quit that accounting job like at the end of the year probably you know. And that's because I stayed focused and I kept doing what I needed to do. I stayed consistent. I actually got fired but I wasn’t going to stay anyway (laughs).  Mike Will was like a mentor to me.

"He showed me how to walk in this business. How not to walk. How to not burn your bridges. How to not make waves with others but how to make your own wave and make a name for yourself."

 

What advice would you give to people out there who want to get to where you are?

"Mind your business, stay in your lane. Stay consistent. Get you a circle that you can trust who’s loyal."

Get you an artist that you could build up. Really, the blow up might be real for you. I'm going to keep it real. Just be yourself, you know what I'm saying. And you'll make it far. Mind your business and you will definitely make it far. I got my business together. I made it far.

 

We’ve talked a lot about beats and how they’ve taken you to where you are but how important are the vocals to the success of a track? Can you talk about that?

So look man, like what a lot of people don't understand is beats and vocals are supposed to be equal, you know what I'm saying. If you record on a shitty mic or you record somewhere shitty and the beat sounds like God? You're not going to get anywhere.

"The vocals got to be crisp. So that's why you guys need one of these things. These things are called the Kaotica Eyeball."

I’m sorry but this is like one of the best inventions in the world. Like, a lot of people don't understand that I record in my home music studio. And this Kaotica Eyeball is my portable sound booth.I record in the big studio too with a lot of people but I make references at home for artists. But if I was recording off of something shitty? Forget it. That’s what it’s going to sound like.

Just go get yourself one of these Eyeballs and you won’t need anything else to get you that sound. Take the Eyeball with you as your mobile vocal booth and you’ve got yourself the perfect portable recording studio. It will sound like you are really recording in a real live million dollar studio. I know it sounds weird because you look at this thing and you’re like, ‘how is this little ball doing that? Just go buy yourself one. You’ll find out what I'm telling you is truth. It’s definitely worth it. It's amazing.

"So I’m going to tell you again. Mind your business. Stay consistent, get yourself a team that’s loyal to you and you will get far."

 

 

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