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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 ...

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 You Are Not Successful In The Music Industry

5 Reasons Why You Are Not Successful In The Music Industry

"I want to be in the music industry" is a phrase that has probably between said about a million times, yet only a few select individuals actually "make it" in the industry. Why is that? It could be a number of different things, however most of the time it comes down to these five reasons: 1. Yo...

How To Get Your Bass And Kick To Play Nice

How To Get Your Bass And Kick To Play Nice

Drums and bass play a very important part in Hip Hop production, as it is the foundation of what makes our beats sound great. However, many times there are drum kicks that just don't sound right, and a lot of that is because it doesn't blend well with the bass notes. Here's how to fix that. The ...

Find the Right Drum Snare to Use in Your Beats

Find the Right Drum Snare to Use in Your Beats

Drums have always been looked at as the foundation of a Hip Hop track. Because of this, there have been numerous productions that have some tremendous drum tracks, whether it be from living playing or a breakbeat. Finding The Right One Regardless of what method you choose, often times it can be ...

What Is The Best Way To Create A Drum Pattern?

What Is The Best Way To Create A Drum Pattern?

I always recommend that simplicity is key when making music, but what about something specific, like a drum pattern? The traditional way for Hip Hop producers is to bang on the pads of an MPC to create their patterns and loops, however, step sequencing is also a very powerful tool. So what is the...

5 Ways You Can Improve Your Beats

5 Ways You Can Improve Your Beats

Making beats can be repetitive. If you make beats every single day, or even just on a regular basis, it can become tiresome and that's because you're just doing the same thing. It's great to have a beat-making routine, and if it works for you then that's great, but there's always room for improve...

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 thro...

6 Ways You Can Improve Your Mixes And Make Them Awesome

6 Ways You Can Improve Your Mixes And Make Them Awesome

Mixing is one of those things that is necessary in the music production world, but quite often a lot of producers just can't get it right. It can be very difficult at times because some of us have the ear just to produce, while others are good at picking apart tracks and making them sound great ...

81 Awesome Resources For Hip Hop Producers

81 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 produ...

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 bus...

Make Money With Your Beats

Make Money With Your Beats

Do you want to make money with your beats? Yes! The ultimate goal for all producers and beatmakers - make money. Of course, a lot of you will also say that you want fame and recognition, but be honest - money is the driving force. We all love money and we all love making beats, so it's only natur...