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10 Great Beat Making Tips for Beginners

10 Great Beat Making Tips for Beginners

Even with all the music production and beatmaking information right at your fingertips, it can still be difficult to figure out how to get started making beats. If you're a beginner, you might find tips but those same tips may be too advanced for you at this point, so this article is all about sim...

5 Things Every Beatmaker Needs in Their Studio

5 Things Every Beatmaker Needs in Their Studio

What you have in your studio is extremely important. You can always make beats with just a simple drum machine and sampler, or your favorite beat making software program, but you should always try to have the best possible setup, as it will make a huge difference. Here are some of the most i...

20 of the Most Influential Hip Hop Producers of All Time

20 of the Most Influential Hip Hop Producers of All Time

Hip Hop wouldn't be where it is today if it weren't for the producers that provide the backbone to every track. It's always the rappers and singers that get most of the attention, but it's the producers that are the driving force. I have compiled a list of 20 of the most influential Hip Hop produ...

The Ultimate Guide on How to Make Beats

The Ultimate Guide on How to Make Beats

INTRO Making beats has evolved over the years from being a simple drum loop with the occasional sound added in, to full-on music productions that could rival any genre. I have often been asked the most basic questions from people that are new to beatmaking, as well as seasoned veterans. Becau...

Stop Following and Start Leading: Let's Take Hip Hop Back

Stop Following and Start Leading: Let's Take Hip Hop Back

The music business is a funny thing; it can make or break careers and it can also influence a whole generation of music lovers. It can also influence the people that make the music, such as beatmakers, producers, rappers, singers, etc. With the powerful influence that the industry possesses, it h...

Hip Hop Production or CSI Beats?

Hip Hop Production or CSI Beats?

Is this where music production is headed? I certainly hope so! I recently saw a video about a "crazy synthesizer demo". Here is the video: 9XMfKYVu_fg Why is that synth so fascinating? Well, the software seems really good but it's the hardware that stands out. The Wave of the Future Way back ...

I Make Beats and so Should You

I Make Beats and so Should You

I often hear various terms when it comes to beatmaking. "Boom Bap", "Trap", "Underground", and many more are what a lot of beatmakers refer to when describing what style of beats they produce. As far as I'm concerned, none of those exist. It's Not About a Style of Hip Hop Beats One of the most c...

4 Ways Any Beatmaker Can End Their Beat

4 Ways Any Beatmaker Can End Their Beat

Beatmaking is always evolving. Sure, making a beat can be very simple and quick for some, but that's if you want to continue doing the norm and not challenge yourself to do something new, or possibly change the entire beatmaking game. However, one thing that remains constant with beats is how the...

5 Tips You Can Use to Improve Your Music Production

5 Tips You Can Use to Improve Your Music Production

You can never have enough tips and tutorials when dealing with music production, so I put together a list of 5 tips you can start using right now. 1. Master Your DAW With all of the software options available today, it can be difficult to choose which digital audio workstation you should u...

This Is Why You Need More Electric Guitar in Your Beats

This Is Why You Need More Electric Guitar in Your Beats

On a recent episode of Attack of the Beats!, I gave advice to an IllMuzik member about his beat and what needed to be fixed and added or removed. The beat in question was really good but it was missing something, like some sort of lead instrument. So I recommended he add some electric guitar. Fa...

5 Ways to Make Beats That Will Sell

5 Ways to Make Beats That Will Sell

For some, making beats is a hobby and for others, it's big business. If you want to make money selling beats, then there are a few things you should consider first. Forget about just making a beat, uploading it somewhere and then spamming Twitter all day. That is not beat selling. What you need ...

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. Keyboard...