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Hip Hop Beat Creator – 7 Tips That Will Make Your Beats Stand Out From The Rest
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Hip Hop Beat Creator – 7 Tips That Will Make Your Beats Stand Out From The Rest

As a hip hop beat creator, you have to constantly be on top of your A game with your productions, you have to constantly find new ways to set yourself apart from the crowd, but still make your beats sound intriguing enough to keep your listeners attention.

It's a tough game to play, but if you follow these simple seven tips, you too will be a hip hop beat creator that is totally in demand.

1. Constantly Search For New Sounds

As a hip hop beat maker, you are pretty much only as good as your sounds. Build your library and catalog of soundfonts through many of the online retailers such as big fish audio or loop masters, you can also search online for free VST's and samples to use within your productions as well.

2. Keep Your Ears Open to New Music

I do this so that I can try to emulate some of the techniques that I hear on today's records, and then see how I can flip that technique and make it my own. You can search youtube to pretty much find out how anything is done music production wise.

3. Do Not Take Too Long On Every Beat

I like to set myself up to make 4 beats in a 30 minute timeframe, and then I go back to ee which one O like the most and expand upon that one. If you do this, you will challenge yourself to find the dopest melodies and drum patterns in that given amount of time, and it will also help to prepare you for the big leagues when you are under the pressures of time constraints.

4. Switch your Game Up!

It's easy as a hip hop beat creator to settle into what's comfortable, for example, if you have a particular go to synth or a particular module that you enjoy using. Try to explore those things that are not so comfortable within your productions, like if you know you need piano lessons, start searching online for some free ones until you can afford a teacher or a program. It will only benefit you and your music in the long run.

5. Find Collaborators

Like minded individuals tend to think alike and share common goals, so it could be beneficial to your career as a hip hop beat creator to find others in your area who are into the same things and are attempting to reach the same goals. You're in it to win it, just don't ever forget that.

6. Make Mistakes, and Make them Often

I can't tell you how many times I have been programming a synth sound to screw up a setting, but discover something totally cool in the process. It's okay to make mistakes, and everything does not have to be perfect. Your next hit could come in the form of a screw up... Ask Kanye West.

7. Learn to play an instrument

In my opinion, you should definitely learn to play an instrument, preferably the piano. If you can play the piano then you pretty much can play just about any instrument on your keyboard, from synths, to woodwinds to brass instruments. Learning to play an instrument will take the most time, but it's also what will benefit you the most in the long run, more than any piece of equipment you could ever purchase. Get started with that ASAP.

If you take heed to these seven tips, I guarantee that your productions will reflect your hard work Your ears will thank you for it... Better Beats Ahead.


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