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3 Ways To Keep Your Beats Fresh

3 Ways To Keep Your Beats Fresh

Making beats and producing music is a way to express yourself like no other. It’s fun, at the same time frustrating, but it’s also fulfilling. However, your beats could get stale real quick if not kept in check, so it’s always best to change things up. Here are 3 ways to keep them fresh. It’s...

5 Tips For Having A Productive Session In A Recording Studio

5 Tips For Having A Productive Session In A Recording Studio

The time may come one day when you will want to record your music in a professional recording studio. Making beats and recording an artist at home is all well and good, but at one point or another, you will want to take things to another level. When recording in a professional studio, there are s...

How To Make Beats On A Budget

How To Make Beats On A Budget

Times can be rough, and if you’re trying to get started making beats but you don’t have a lot of cash flow, it can be difficult to make some quality beats. So where do you start? If you’re on a budget, it’s actually not that hard. With all the advancements that have been made in music prod...

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 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: I kn...

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 b...

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. Regardless of what method you choose, often times it can be difficult to find the r...

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 be...

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 improvemen...

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...

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 toge...

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