Tag: 808

  • 2 Ways of Creating Bass Lines in Hip-Hop Beats

    2 Ways of Creating Bass Lines in Hip-Hop Beats

    In this post, an excerpt of one of the lessons in Soundfly’s Hip-Hop Production course, we go over two ways to use bass lines in hip-hop beats.

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  • A Brief-ish History of the Drum Kit

    A Brief-ish History of the Drum Kit

    Got 10 minutes to learn about the history of the drum kit as we know it today? We talk about how individual drums, players, and genres helped the kit evolve.

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  • 10 Tips for Making Your First Trap Beat

    10 Tips for Making Your First Trap Beat

    Practicing your skills as a hip-hop producer? Here’s my best advice for how to start writing trap beats to shop around with vocalists and rappers.

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  • How to Make Your 808s Punchier

    How to Make Your 808s Punchier

    Learn how to get a punchier sounding 808 with some simple tricks, like ADSR adjustments, layering synth sounds, and level alterations across your mix.

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  • Straight Outta Wakanda: How the “Black Panther” Score Fixed Marvel’s Music Problem

    Straight Outta Wakanda: How the “Black Panther” Score Fixed Marvel’s Music Problem

    + Welcome to Soundfly! We help curious musicians meet their goals with creative online courses. Whatever you want to learn, whenever you need to learn it. Subscribe now to start learning on the ’Fly. Spoiler alert! This article contains spoilers for the movie Black Panther. If you haven’t seen the movie, you may want to stop and bookmark this page to read the […]

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  • Album Histories Monthly: The Buggles – ‘The Age of Plastic’

    Album Histories Monthly: The Buggles – ‘The Age of Plastic’

    Welcome back to our new series on Flypaper, Album Histories Monthly, which brings you the story of a single album each month, in the month that it was originally released. Last month, we covered Afrika Bambaataa’s Planet Rock. This month:  The Buggles – The Age Of Plastic Release Date: January 10, 1980 The Buggles became forever associated with MTV when their music video […]

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  • Album Histories Monthly: Afrika Bambaataa – ‘Planet Rock’

    Album Histories Monthly: Afrika Bambaataa – ‘Planet Rock’

    Welcome back to our new series on Flypaper, Album Histories Monthly, which brings you the story of a single album each month, in the month that it was originally released. Last month, we covered Joan Jett’s I Love Rock ‘n Roll. This month:  Afrika Bambaataa & Soulsonic Force – Planet Rock Release Date: December 1, 1986 “Back then there was no such […]

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  • How to Tame Unwanted Low Frequencies Out of Your Mix

    How to Tame Unwanted Low Frequencies Out of Your Mix

    + Learning to record and mix at home? Soundfly’s online courses on mixing, producing, and beat making can help! Preview them all for free and subscribe for full access. One of the most essential mixing tips when working with low frequencies is to exercise the “less is more” approach. These days, low frequencies are more pronounced than ever […]

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  • 606–909: The Legendary Roland Drum Machine Series

    606–909: The Legendary Roland Drum Machine Series

    Ah, that classic beat, marching ever onward, familiar as the beat of our own hearts. But the beats we’re so consumed with, the sounds that so commonly drive our daily lives, are not only not the sound of a beating heart (a robot heart, maybe), they’re not organic sounds at all. Yes, yes, whether you like it or […]

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