This Article is About
music production
hip hop music
rap beats
midi system
drum loop
rap music
little knowledge
pop songs
Make Rap Beats - Music Production Made Easy
Join 1000's of Authors at StreetArticles Today!

Make Rap Beats  -  Music Production Made Easy

So your looking to make rap beats and get them out there for all to see? sounds complicated. Not at all really, these days it's a lot easier than you may think. This article will point out a few tips and things you need to know to get started.

Rap music is generally known to have come from the basis of hip hop and hip hop music has been around for just over two decades. In my opinion hip hop music is no where near as hard to record as 'rock' or 'folk' music - this is because there is only two things to think about in a hip hop song, the beat & the vocals. You can make rap beats easily because of this factor.

Don't think of the beat and vocals just being two separate tracks - the beat can be several ( or more tracks ) combined and so to can the vocals. Vocals are vocals so we'll leave them for the time being, after all you want to make rap beats right? The rap beat is generally made up of drum loop of sorts for starters. This drum loop is usually created by a sampler or a MIDI drum section system ( both can comprise of full drum loops ). Following this would always be the baseline - personally I always use a MIDI system to create the baseline, it allows you to have very little knowledge of music and to basically cut and paste your baseline into whatever you need.

Some sort of orchestra sounds are usually used on hip hop or rap tunes. This can range from samples of classic orchestral pop songs to using samples from a MIDI controller. Again I like to use the more modern MIDI based synthesizers ( or controllers/ keyboards ). In some cases even the cheaper supermarket keyboards have decent sounding orchestra samples and are fine to use as long as they have MIDI connectors.

Whilst I am a fan of more analog based music as well as more modern means I would not recommend using analog means to record rap beats. Analog tends to add a lot of natural device noise to recordings whereas digital means and methods are a lot cleaner ( you want a nice clean sound in hip hop music ). The ability to make rap beats is great fun and can lead to a lasting profession if you take your time over it and record naturally. Good luck.


Street Talk

No comments present
You May Also Like
7 Music Production Tips For the Newbie Hip Hop Producer
Producing tracks like the Neptunes ain't gonna happen overnight, but these 7 music production tips for the newbie hip hop producer will have you producing club ready tracks in absolutely no time at all. 1. It Doesn't Matter What Gear You Use, But How You Use It Many producers who…
By: Christian1 in  Arts and Entertainment  >  Music   Dec 20, 2013  
0
  Likes: 0

Hip Hop Beat Maker – It's All About the Feel And Right Equipment
As a hip hop beat maker, there are many avenues that one can take if they desire to consider a career in music production, or even if you have a desire to become a hip hop beat maker for the sake of having a hobby. Either way, making beats can…
By: Christian1 in  Arts and Entertainment  >  Music   Dec 28, 2011  
0
  Likes: 1

How To Make Beats on Your Computer - A Step By Step Primer To Getting Your Beats On And Poppin!
Making beats has become the "in" thing to do, I remember once upon a time (back in the early 90's) that if you had an MPC and a turntable, everybody in the neighborhood would want to hang out at your crib, and learn what it is that the "beat machine"…
By: Christian1 in  Arts and Entertainment  >  Music   Dec 19, 2013  
0
  Likes: 0

Hot Hip Hop Music – Who’s In Your Top Ten List Of All Time Favorite Mc’s?
Biggie. Tupac. Nas. Jay-Z. Snoop. Rakim. All of these names are synonymous with hot hip hop music, and they are all amongst the ubiquitous argument amongst the hip hop community as to who is the best and why, and who shouldn’t even be added to the argument. So for the…
By: Christian1 in  Arts and Entertainment  >  Music   Feb 06, 2012  
3
  Likes: 1

Without Solid Fundamentals, Your Beatmaking Skills Will Always Suck!
Nope. They dont like it one bit. "Whaaat?" Your music!! It sucks!! Lol, just kidding. I've never heard your music before. Maybe it doent suck. Or maybe it does. Let me guess, you might be one of those folks who could afford to go buy some top shelf equipment and…
  Likes: 0

Hip Hop Piano Beats – Learn How You Too Can Start Flippin Them Keys Like Bob James
Ahhhh…. There is nothing in the world like dope hip hop piano beats; I think that hip hop piano beats are my favorite type of beats to listen to. You know, songs like “Nothin on You” by B.O.B. and Bruno Mars, or “My Last” by Big Sean and the boy…
By: Christian1 in  Arts and Entertainment  >  Music   Dec 18, 2013  
0
  Likes: 1

Making A Rap Beat – Five Tried And True Techniques That Will Ensure That Your Beats Bang!
Making a rap beat requires a level of finesse, a level of street savvy that just any old ordinary cat might not have within them. To be quite frank, making a rap beat is definitely all about being in tune with what is going on in the streets, the streets…
By: Christian1 in  Arts and Entertainment  >  Music   Dec 20, 2013  
0
  Likes: 0

Creating Your Own Beats – Tips For Writing Tracks And Making Beats, Made Simple
I enjoy making beats. It's one my most favorite things to do, and it's also something that I have grown to become pretty good at. Creating your own beats can be done in so many different ways provided that there are many different avenues that you can take to make…
By: Christian1 in  Arts and Entertainment  >  Music   Dec 18, 2013  
0
  Likes: 2

Hip Hop Music Maker – 5 Tips to Enhance the Sound Of Your Productions Instantly
I know how it is to be on both sides of the fence as a hip hop music maker, where your friends and family tell you that your beats sound great as you play those beats for them looking for an honest opinion, and all the while you know in…
By: Christian1 in  Arts and Entertainment  >  Music   Feb 03, 2012  
2
  Likes: 1

Drum Machine Beats – What Exactly Is it That Makes Those Drums Snap?
If you're into producing hip hop music, then you know that drum machine beats tend to have that kick, that bottom, that snap, that OOMPH that you are familiar with coming from all of your favorite hip hop productions. But what you may not be familiar with is how exactly…
By: Christian1 in  Arts and Entertainment  >  Music   Jan 04, 2012  
0
  Likes: 0

How To Make A Beat – Six Steps To Follow That Will Take You From Newbie To Super Producer!
Anyone can make it in the music production/ beat making game, once they learn how to make a beat the right way, the tight way. If you are a newbie beat maker and you have been searching for some info that will help you learn how to make a beat,…
By: Christian1 in  Arts and Entertainment  >  Music   Jan 11, 2012  
1
  Likes: 1

How to Play Piano – Four Tips to Establishing Solid Piano Playing Skills
You can learn how to play piano, no matter what age you are or your experience with the piano as an instrument. Many people who wish to play the piano often times quit before they get anywhere, simply because the piano is a complex, and almost intimidating instrument to learn.…
By: Christian1 in  Arts and Entertainment  >  Music Instruction   Dec 31, 2011  
0
  Likes: 0

Programs That Make Beats
DJ Kool Herc It was 1972 and hot as heck in the Bronx. Down the street you could hear the distant throb of a hard funk bass mixed with the sounds of people enjoying a block party. Every now and then a DJ's smooth voice would call out to the…
By: Paul Tooley in  Computers and Technology  >  Software   Aug 20, 2012  
2
  Likes: 4

Hip Hop Production Tips - 5 Tips To Geat Them Beats Tight Right Fast!
Hip hop music production is a vastly competitive art form, and it's easily one of the most recognizable forms of music within today's music culture. Producers are continuously vying for that top position as hip hop's most sought after producer, and you gotta be able to effortlessly incorporate some innovation…
By: Christian1 in  Arts and Entertainment  >  Music   Dec 20, 2013  
1
  Likes: 0

Rap Beat Making – Emulate the Greats And You'll Be Straight!
Rap beat making, ever since the inception of what we now know as the hip hop culture, has always been about being creative, innovative, and having a profound influence over the masses. A Tribe Called Quest was onto something when they named their fourth album Beats, Rhymes and Life, that…
By: Christian1 in  Arts and Entertainment  >  Music   Jan 13, 2012  
3
  Likes: 1

Article Views: 3663    Report this Article