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Make Beats On Your Computer – Industry Insider Tips To Take Your Beats From Ashy To Classy
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Make Beats On Your Computer – Industry Insider Tips to Take Your Beats From Ashy To Classy

You want to make beats on your computer. You are already familiar with Mannie Fresh, Kanye West, The Neptunes, Dr. Dre. You already know who all of those dudes are, and you want to know how you too can add your name amongst their list of names.

You can do it too, even if you feel like your beats sound as if you’ve been beating on trash cans all night long. I can show you how you can make beats on your computer that will have your people telling you to TURN THAT BEAT UP, instead of cut that ish off!

Start With a Dope Drum Loop

You can do this by sampling an intro or break from old records, or even current stuff, if you’re not into creating your own. Either approach will work. The old school soul sample thing has been done over and over, it’s kind of refreshing to hear how a new track has already been re-sampled and flipped. If you can’t get a hold of a lot of vinyl records to sample from, here are a few alternatives:

  • Youtube
  • Vimeo
  • Pandora

Sampling from the internet is a not so new technique, but any of the three sites will provide you with more sample material than you will know what to do with. An application called Soundflower will allow you to stream audio between two applications, (such as from Pandora into Audacity, which is also a free audio recording application) and from there, it’s up to you to tweak your samples by cutting them to the specific loop length or the hits and stabs you like the most. 4 to 8 bar loops work the best.

Layer the Drum Loop with Some Percussive Elements

A fire hi hat pattern here. A shaker pattern there. And a cymbal crash to tie it all together at the end of the 8th bar will get your drum section sounding tight right. Listen to your drum loop and see what you have so far, try to feel out the track to see where it takes you. If you let the music lead you while you make beats on your computer, it will be easy to follow. Let the music guide you. If you can’t imagine girls getting low when your beat is playing, then start over at step one. Booties shaking will always be a strong indicator of a fire beat. Know that for fact.

Keys, Strings or Both? Improvise!

It’s totally up to you at this point, once again, in order to make beats on your computer, you have to be able and willing to improvise. With improvisation skills, you’ll be able to fly a cool lick or chord progression with a matching melody off the top of the dome, kinda like freestyling. But of course, learning to improvise would require that you learn to play piano, which would be more than beneficial to your career as a beatmaker.

As you see, there is no secret formula as to how to make beats on your computer sound fire, nothing more than your willingness to practice, perform, and execute. The main ingredient to your successful beatmaking endeavors is you! Music is sooo open, if you continue to follow your passion for making beats, I can guarantee that all else will follow. Better Beats Ahead…


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