Making world-class beats doesn’t just mean having or developing talent. Speed, quantity, and an optimized workflow are common amongst all the greats!
We caught up with the “Sample Clearance Queen” herself, Deborah Mannis-Gardner, to discuss how to make beats the legal way (and avoid and issues).
Hip-hop is considered by many to be a “non-musical” genre due to its emphasis on spoken vocals and sampled beats, but that’s why melody is even more key…
Bass is arguably the most important element of a hip-hop beat, so we collect 10 of our all-time favorite modern hip-hop bass lines.
We take a closer look at how the legacy of the Akai MPC was shaped via its own characteristic properties and history itself.
The world’s favorite music genre is bound to have a ton of different websites offering their takes and their picks. We highlight 11 of our faves.
Looking for a cure to the dreaded “Second Album Syndrome”? Look no further than Public Enemy’s brilliant 1988 sophomore release for answers.
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.
Soundfly course producer John Hull walks us through how he creates a Slice to MIDI preset in Ableton Live so you can build your own customized version.
With a minimalist music style such as hip-hop, the slightest change or variation on an established musical theme can have a deep impact. Here’s how.