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Improve Your Maschine Workflow with These Websites

Improve Your Maschine Workflow with These Websites

Ever since Native Instruments released their Maschine MK1 controller (along with the software), music production has changed a lot and for the better. Whereas in the past, if you wanted to control software you had to basically use whatever you could and the results always varied by user. Keyboards, ...

Create, Innovate, and Keep It Real

Create, Innovate, and Keep It Real

The term "keeping it real" can have many different meanings. It could mean that you're representing your neighbourhood or that you're making beats that come from the heart. The same can be said for any rappers that are writing lyrics. There has always been a debate about whether or not a rapper s...

Vinyl: The Resurging Relic

Vinyl: The Resurging Relic

I'm going to be a bit nostalgic here; Hip Hop in the 90's saw a plethora of great music and that is why today people worldwide still talk about it. For those old enough to remember Rap music in the 80's, it also saw a great surge in popularity, resulting in arguably the best era ever. Some may sa...

Make Better Beats by Listening Carefully When Sampling

Make Better Beats by Listening Carefully When Sampling

Talk to any Hip Hop producer that uses samples and they will tell you that they're always on the lookout for "that" loop. The one that will make their beat blow up and be one of the best beats anyone has ever heard. It's been done many times before, from the Sugar Hill Gang all the way to current pr...

Use The Right Sounds And Your Beats Will Be Unstoppable

Use The Right Sounds And Your Beats Will Be Unstoppable

Whether sampling from vinyl or queuing up sounds from your favorite synth, it can be difficult to find the right sound for your productions. There are tons of beats out there that sound decent, but only a few that really stand out, and mostly it's because of the sounds that were used. If you find th...

Let's Keep Hip Hop Dirty

Let's Keep Hip Hop Dirty

Quality. It’s what everyone is trying to achieve when they mix down their tracks, to have their mix sound better than the last. It’s something that music producers are always trying to perfect, some more than others, because some hate mixing and leave it to professional mixers. With perfection ...

5 Reasons Why Your Kick Drum Sucks

5 Reasons Why Your Kick Drum Sucks

I listen to a lot of beats. A lot. Either it's someone that is posting on IllMuzik or my own creations, I have beats coming out of my ears. Often times I hear the wrong types of sounds being used, such as the kick drum. I've heard a lot of people that use whatever kick they can find and just throw i...

80 Awesome Resources For Hip Hop Producers

80 Awesome Resources For Hip Hop Producers

With all of the information that is available online, it can often be frustrating trying to find the information you are looking for. Google is a great place to start, but when it comes to Hip Hop production, results can vary. I have compiled a list of some great resources that any Hip Hop produc...

You Can Be The Best Hip Hop Producer Ever

You Can Be The Best Hip Hop Producer Ever

For most of us, music is something that has been in our blood since we were young. Some of you may say that you were born with an MPC, or that producing music is something you always knew you wanted to do. However, no matter how much you want to get to the top of the food chain in the music business...

Are You A Beat Making Newbie? Don’t Worry About It

Are You A Beat Making Newbie? Don’t Worry About It

There are many Hip Hop producers in this game, and I have seen many come and go. It seems that almost daily, I see new young blood popping up and hungrier than ever to get their hands dirty at making beats and producing top notch music for the masses. One the main differences of the newbies today...

5 Reasons Why I Hate Sampling

5 Reasons Why I Hate Sampling

Sampling is dope. In all of the years that I've been making beats, sampling is one of those things that just makes my beats sound great and unique. However, there are times when sampling can be a real pain, but it's still something I continue do. I guess it's some sort of love/hate relationship, but...

Stick With What You Know And Make Better Beats

Stick With What You Know And Make Better Beats

I'm always on a never-ending quest to make the perfect beat, and I think deep down you are too. With all of the studio hardware and software to choose from, it can often be overwhelming to figure out what to use and what is best for your particular setup. This is why it's important to not worry a...

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