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Build Top Notch Beats with Segments

Build Top Notch Beats with Segments

"You have to listen to this song", he said. "I had all their albums back in the day and this song was amazing". The first thing I did was go on YouTube and look up the song "Tower" by the band called Angel. They were popular years ago (not on a superstar level), but I gave it a listen anyway. The...

This Is How Hip Hop Producers Can Be Successful in the Music Industry

This Is How Hip Hop Producers Can Be Successful in the Music Industry

The music industry is a tricky game - one that many of us are trying to win at but only a few that really succeed. Many producers, beatmakers, rappers, and everyone in between work very hard to achieve that success without even questioning why they haven't gotten it yet. I believe that hard work ...

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 simpl...

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 import...

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

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. Because of this, i...

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: Why is that synth so fascinating? Well, the software seems really good but it's the hardware that stands out. Way back in the early days of electronic m...

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. One of the most common types of styles today is Trap. I ho...

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. With all of the software options available today, it can be difficult to choose which digital audio workstation you should use. Sonar, Cubase, Ableton...

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. ...

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