A quick look at what quantizing is, and when or when not to use it when making beats, producing tracks, and mixing songs.
Find out how to create strong yet airy and not harsh-sounding vocals for your hip-hop mix. Why? Because hip-hop is ALL ABOUT the vocals!
Sometimes it helps to get out of the DAW and mess around with some synths, samplers, and drum machines. Here are our ten favorite affordable pieces of gear.
Which obscure piece from the classical music canon has become so engrained and intertwined with cinematic snobbery that we’d all recognize it within seconds?
If you feel like you’ve been making the same beat over and over again, or you’re suffering from a severe case of “beat block,” this one’s for you!
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.