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How to Make Professional Rap Beats in FL Studio in 4 Steps

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 In this article I will touch on the key factors that you will need to master and this is what separates the pros from the amateurs when producing hot rap beats.

Where to Start

Some people have a preference in what instrument they first want to layout when producing beats in FL Studio. Some prefer the melody, some prefer the bass line and some prefer the drums. No answer to this is wrong or right, and it is mostly a matter of opinion, but for starters I will recommend laying out a good drum pattern first.

Before we get started, set your BPM (beats per minute) to something between 85 and 95.

Creating the Drum Pattern

First, search through your sounds for a nice, hard-hitting kick sample. In the example that we’re going to create, you’ll want to try to find a kick sound that hits hard but does not contain a lot of low-end sub bass (this will make it easier to mix with the bass later). Once you have found a good drum kick sound, fill in the steps on the step sequencer of where you would like the kick to be heard. Now, right-click on the sound in the step sequencer and select “Send to piano roll.” This will put your drum kick pattern in the piano roll where you will want to adjust your velocity. Velocity is what gives the sound a human feel and not so robotic. Technically, velocity is to adjust how hard something is hit, or how hard a string is plucked, a piano key is pressed, etc. Play with this a little bit until your drum kick pattern starts to sound more human and natural.

Next, find a hi-hat sound that you like and again, click the steps where you want the hi-hat to be. Generally, every other note on the step sequencer is a good place to start. Now, do the same thing that you did with the kick sound and send the channel to the piano roll and adjust the velocity. This is even more important on the hi-hat than it is with the kick.

Now for the snare drum(s). I usually like to layer a few together to get the sound just right. I usually like a tight and hard-hitting sound, so I might mix a clap sound with a rim shot and then take 2 different traditional snare hits and turn the level down a little bit on those and then pan one to the right and one to the left at about 35%. For starters, you’ll want to put your snare drum on every 4th step in the step sequencer.

Now, you can add more personal touch if you want using the same techniques already mentioned. Feel free to throw in a cowbell, tambourine, cymbal, etc.

Creating the Bass Line

In most hip hop, a low bass sound is used so really all it provides is power and thump and possibly a catchy tune that helps to “glue” the drum sounds together with the rest of the instruments. Choose a low bass sound that will give a good rumble when being bumped, and if there is too much high-end frequency to the sound then you can always cut it out with proper EQ or low-pass filter. I usually like to have the bass frequency set at 50 to 75hz and have the kick set at about 85 to 90 hz. You can also do this in reverse (have the kick lower frequency than the bass). The most important thing is that they don’t both occupy the SAME frequency space. This is where most amateur beat makers struggle. It can take a lot of practice to mix the drum kick and the bass line together so that they don’t sound weird or cause distortion when they’re on top of each other. This will probably be the last thing that you master when learning to make beats because it can take precise EQ and compression to make it sound crisp and professional.

When writing the bass melody, start out simple. Choose a note scale that you want to use and stay within that scale. If you don’t know music theory, start out by researching scales and pick one at random. Next, put a blank sound (use a sampler channel, or just turn the volume all the way down on the sound) in your step sequencer in fruity loops. Right click it and open the piano roll. Fill in all the notes in that scale, in every octave, and drag the edge of them so that they show up for the whole duration of the full pattern. Now, open the piano roll for your bass and click the little piano icon in the top left corner of the window. Select view > Ghost Channels. Now every note in the scale will be highlighted gray and you know to stay in these notes while writing your melody. This is a tip you really don’t want to ignore because it can help you a lot!

Writing the Main Melody

First, choose your instrument. Let’s pick something simple like a piano. Write a melody that goes along with the bass line. Sometimes you can copy your same bass line but then add more notes in between (remember I said to keep your bass line simple). If you have researched some music theory, you should use some chords here and there and use some type of chord progression. Remember to stay in the scale and always view Ghost Channels to make sure you’re in the scale in you’re unsure. If you want to stay simple you can just have the piano playing for the melody, but feel free to select a couple other complimentary instruments and add some accents here and there. Sometimes I like to use something like a violin just to emphasize certain notes or phrases in the melody.

Writing the Hook

The hook is where you can really go wild because it is the most climactic part of the song. You still want to stay in the correct scale of course, but you can add lots of strings and other instruments. You should either elaborate on the normal verse melody and make it more complex or you should write a totally new melody in the same scale. Remember to try to picture it with vocals on top of it and try to add things that will compliment a finished product / song.

Ryan Jobe has been producing rap beats for 10 years and is the owner of ProBangers.com where he offers completely free beats for commercial (profitable) use with no royalty payments required.

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Learning The Basics Of Making Your Own Beats

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Many people are making an excellent living selling thier samples, tracks, and cd’s, on the Internet and off, even if they’re not with a major record label. Just look around on the Internet. People are paying $ 30 to $ 60 for small beat and and sound packages, $ 50 to $ 100 for small loopsets and beatsets, $ 100 to $ 300 for Instrumentals, $ 100’s to $ 1,000’s for complete tracks and samples, and for the few lucky ones like Jay-Z and J D… “Money aint a Thing”! They sell millions of their cd’s. There are thousands of people and even companies looking for new music everyday! Let them hear yours!

Whether you dream of Making It Big in the Music Industry, or are just interested in making some extra cash doing what you love, this article is for you. You will see the resources you need to make your own beats, loops, instrumentals, finished tracks, and complete demo cd’s. You will also see the resources you need to make money doing it. With that being said, let’s get to the part you are waiting for…

Part I: Make Your Own Beats, Instrumentals, Samples, Loops, Tracks, and Complete Demo CDs…

To do this, you will need a few things. First you will need recording studio software. Recording studio software is nothing more than a program that allows you to mix beats, melodies, chords, samples and loops to make your own customized instrumentals and tracks. They also allow you to record yourself as you sing or rap to your track and to make a copy of your tracks to cd.

You can find this type of software all over the Internet. Just do a search for “make your own beats” or “recording studio software”. As you search, you will notice that on average, this type of software will run you between $ 50 and $ 200. Don’t Buy Them (you’ll see why shortly)! Now you’re going to need beats, melodies, chords, samples, and loops to customize with your recording studio software, aka: soundsets and loopsets. Again, just do a search for “beats” or “loops”. They usually come in packages of about 200 soundsets for $ 30 and 300 loopsets for $ 60, or 600 soundsets for $ 75 and 900 loopsets for $ 150. Don’t Buy Them Either!

Alright, so at the minimum, $ 140 gets you the low-end studio software, 200 soundsets, and 300 loopsets… or if you want a little better quality studio software and more soundsets and loopsets, you can spend about $ 425 for high-end studio software, 600 soundsets, and 900 loopsets. That’s everything you need to make your own beats, instrumentals, samples, loops, tracks, and complete demo cd’s. But why did I say Don’t Buy Them?

Because you can get it all, the studio software and over 1,100 soundsets and loopsets for under 30 bucks with Hip Hop Starz Record Producer and Mixer Studio (see “about the author” at the bottom of this article). This is an unheard of price for everything you need, and it is of such good quality, I have dedicated an entire page of my Snoop Dogg website to it. It is loaded with many features you will find on the high-end software selling for $ 100 or more. Also, they are currently holding a Win A Record Contract Contest with Doug E Fresh. Use the software and enter to win!

So now you know how to make your own beats, instrumentals, samples, loops, tracks, and even complete demo cd’s, and this brings us to our next part…

Part II: Make Money Doing It…

There are many, many ways to make money with your own music. The first thing you need to do, though, is break it down into pieces, or components we will call them.

There are 4 key components to any track, or song. You have soundsets, which are nothing more than beats, sounds, scratches, etc. You have loopsets, which are your soundsets when put together in a loop. You have instrumentals, which are completed tracks with no voice or lyrics. Finally, you have completed tracks, which are basically just instrumentals that include lyrics.

When you look at music from this angle, broken down into components, you will start to see many ways to make money with your own. Like I mentioned at the beginning of this report, people are not only paying for completed tracks, they are also paying for the components individually. If you can create you own, good components, people will buy them.

Again, search the Internet for these components. Doing so will not only show you how much you can sell your components for, but also where you can sell them. As long as people are listening to music, there will always be a demand for it, and I can’t see people stopping anytime soon.

If you are interested in learning how to make money with your own beats in more detail, I recommend you check out Bob Bakers website (see “about the author” at the bottom of this article). Bob Baker is a writer, indie musician and former music magazine editor who is dedicated to showing musicians of all kinds how to get exposure, connect with fans, sell more CDs and increase their incomes through their artistic passions. He is also the author of the Guerilla Music Marketing Handbook, as seen in the major motion picture The School of Rock … and in VIBE, Music Connection, Electronic Musician and American Songwriter magazines. This is the guy you should listen to. Here are some of the things you will find at his website…

– 197 Promotion Tips, Tricks, and Resources for Independent Musicians.

– 101 places to submit press releases, get reviewed, uncover PR connections and promote your music on the Internet. Supplies the exact website and email addresses for submitting your music news.

– The 29 most important elements in creating sizzling music publicity materials. Make sure your media kit gets noticed by editors, writers, booking agents, program directors, and other industry people.

– 50 ways to promote and sell your music on the Internet.

– And more, including his coveted Guerilla Music Marketing Handbook.

I hope this report has proved useful to you and I wish you all the best as you learn how to make your own beats, tracks, and even complete demo cd’s.

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Music Production Machine – Make Beats at Home!

New producers-to-be may be constantly scanning the web for a music production machine suitable to their beat creating needs. With the advent of high technology over the past few years, music recording equipment has become increasingly advanced, as well as increasingly easier to use.

This makes things much more stress-free for the layman with no production experience, who just wants to make beats but has no idea where to start. All you need is a music production machine, or interface, that you can wrap your mind around and get used to rather quickly.

Here are some tips to make your introduction to the production interface even simpler:

Grasp the Instrument

If you are a creative person interested in producing hip hop instrumentals, chances are you get ideas for catchy songs in your head all the time. Now, the only problem here is translating what is in your head to the interface itself. 

One difficult hurdle that you are going to have to get past is learning an instrument. If your aim is producing hip hop, focus on learning the keyboard. You may have a sweet synth part playing in your head, but if you can’t translate it on the keyboard, you have nothing!

Learn the Terminology

Nothing makes an interface harder to navigate than not knowing the terminology. 

For example, you may think you have no use for quantization if you have no idea what that word means. However, quantizing your beats gives them proper timing, and keeps them programmed correctly with the song’s beats per minute. It is one of the most important elements to add to your beats!

With these concepts in mind, producing your own beats should now seem like a much smaller hurdle! With the right interface and the proper understanding, you should be well on your way!

Still in the dark about what interface might be right for you? If you are using a Windows-based computer, why not try Fruity Loops or Pro Tools? If you are a Mac user, GarageBand or Logic Studio may suit you perfectly.

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Sleep & Meditation Mp3s – Binaural Beats, Monaural Beats

Sleep & Meditation Mp3s – Binaural Beats, Monaural Beats
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Astral Projection Trance and Binaural Beats

Astral Projection is a process by which our consciousness temporarily leaves the physical body and functions independently. People who say they experience Astral Projection often say that their spirit or astral body has left their physical body and moves in another dimension known as the spirit word or the astral plane. Don’t be trapped in three dimension perception. Remember that we are all having multidimensional experiences and that there no linear time.

The box is our reality, a virtual experience in linear time and emotion. Creation takes place outside of the box. When you think outside the box, your consciousness moves belong linear thinking. We experience in higher frequency of light and see belong the limitations of physical consciousness. Everyone can have this experience, it is not a special gift that only a few people have been blessed with.

Some people can Astral Project naturally, for others it would take some amount of time to practice before they can enter the state of full relaxation. For those who don’t have the luxury of time, modern sound technology has provided us with a rather shortcut. Most people fail because they can not tune their brain waves into the right frequency. The scientific community has been aware that certain frequencies are associated with certain states of mind. And they know how to artificially create these brainwave states.

The sound technology known as Binaural Beats is very effective in getting people into Astral Projection Trance suitable for successful Astral Projection. This technology works by altering sound between both ears and using a variety of frequencies. It was concluded that a specific combination of frequencies consistently caused a shift in consciousness.

Safe and effective binaural-beat process offers a wide variety of applications which include, but are not limited to: relaxation, meditation, enhanced creativity, intuition development, enriched learning, improved sleep, and the exploration of expanded mind-consciousness states.

With the entire world of knowledge just a few mouse-clicks away http://www.squidoo.com/astral-projection-with-binaural-beats, it has never been easier than it is right now to learn something new and unexpected every day.

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Make Beats For Free, Music Maker Software, Multitrack Recording Software

Hip Hop has existed on the radio for many years now. It is defined by the numerous styles it makes use of, such as rapping, sampling, scratching and beat boxing. Given that it got going in the 70s, every year it is much more powerful. This article will offer ideas regarding how to create a hip hop beat.

Hip hop beat is categorized in to two components: the Beat and also the Vocals. The beat in the most basic form stands out as the instrumental which is used through the entire duration. The elements contained in Hip Hop construction are audio drum loops / MIDI drum patterns, bassline, orchestration (possibly synth pads, horns and also strings) and dubs and snips.

Audio drum loops/ MIDI drum patterns would be the primary as well as fundamental foundation of your entire track. You need to be extremely careful whatever you decide to put here. Audio drum loops will be the easiest method to modify the track because you are able to transform it entirely. While MIDI drum patterns tend to be more complex compared to Audio loops, they offer the greatest results.

Basslines on the contrary are hardly ever complicated in hip hop beats, they’re essentially heavy and low and often use a sub-bass component that is brought out through filtering and over compression of sound. Any time you’re having fun with basslines, keep it simplistic whenever possible.

Finding elements or instruments that will go nicely with each other harmoniously is known as an orchestration. The experimentation rule is applicable here, therefore keep trying till you obtain the perfect symphony that you’d like. The various components that provide highlight and character are called the dubs and snips.

The second component of a hip hop beat will be the vocal which is made up of a main vocal, that’s the one which performs the rap. The second vocal is really a guest vocal which could have a verse as well as the background vocals to help you bring all the things together. An overdubbed vocal is the primary vocal which might be doubled, tripled and even quadrupled when there’s a desire for emphasis.

In summary, whenever you create a hip hop beat, you need to:

1.Create the beat using drums (4-8 measures long)

2.Include your baseline – the most effective and the most widely used formatting of sound is actually MIDI

3.Create the orchestration

4.Insert the samples

5.Add the effects – Putting in the effects will give character to your beat where you could venture into various styles. Understand that this is your beat- That you can do anything to it! Become your own artist.

Now that you know of the fundamental principles of how you can make a hip hop beat, all you need to do is acquire software to create the actual hip hop beat which matches your style. There’s a lot of software programs out there; all you need to do is to look. For example there’s Fruity loop and Audacity. Now begin to make that funky cool fresh new beat!

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New Hip Hop Beats Source: Budding Musical Talent Allowed Access to the Same Rap Beats, Pop Instrumentals as the Stars

New York, NY (PRWEB) October 14, 2008

Every year, so many artists seeking to get established in the hip hop, rap, pop and r&b genre mix their demos and try to get the attention of major recording labels. They aspire to get noticed by standing out through talent and major hit sounding hip hop beats, rap beats and pop instrumentals. By now, the ruthless and uncompromising nature of the music industry is well known, and it is a difficult and trying process for anyone, even the best, to get through.

Of course matters are scarcely helped by the simple fact that the beats that form the very core of the sound for such talents are often of a quality that leaves much to be desired. Most of these beats are generally sourced online, and sound very similar to one another which results in the final product that is produced being indistinguishable from the crowd.

For any talent that should be looking to stand out, and get noticed, this is a potential career killer.

As such, the new service that Beatslocker is now providing should be all the more interesting for anyone that wishes to enter the music industry. Instead of the same old rehashed beats, this service provides professionally produced, arranged, and mastered beats of the kind that are used by top artists themselves.

Indeed, their track record is impressive, having worked with such big name stars as Usher, P. Diddy, Outkast, Pink, and Alicia Keys. In line with this, they have developed a network of producers and beat makers that are working for such celebrities, and now bring that same type of quality to the new, talented crowd of artists.

In their own words, “We offer these hundred thousand dollar beats in the hope that it will enable talented new artists to rise above the mediocrity that the ‘dime a dozen’ beats commonly sold online have to offer.”

Everything about the set up at Beatslocker is professional, and all of the beats that they provide go through stringent approval processes by the same A&R Executives who work with major music artists. End of the day, this means that by either purchasing a single beat, or by signing up to their VIP membership, budding talents will be gaining access to a collection of the very best beats to use in their mix.

In short, by totally standing out of the crowd that is offering beats online, Beatslocker is offering the chance for new music talent to similarly stand out too.


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Sub-genres of Trance music beats

This article is for those who love being lost in to the divinity of the trance music. Read on to know more about the different sub-genres of trance music beats.

Trance music beats refers to the genre of electronic dance music, which can be described as the most ambiguous and the free-form style of the melodic music which has partially been derived from the house beats. Trance music beats are usually described by a tempo of almost 125 to 150 beats per minute, consisting of repeated melodic synthesizer phrases and building up and breaking down of a musical form throughout the track.

Trance music beats are often broken into large number of sub-genres including Acid trance, Euro trance, Goa trance, Progressive trance, Hard trance and Uplifting trance.

Euro Trance

Euro trance is an amalgamation of various other trance music including progressive trance, hard trance, dream trance. It can be described as the neutral transform which probably is the most simplest to understand. Euro trance music beats is generally around 140-145 bpm with fair number of big rifts. The vocals of the trance music beats are often pitched very high for most parts. However, they can be heard in the normal pitch range, but very rarely. This is the reason why they are often confused with the vocal trance music beats.

Goa trance

This form of electronic music originated in Goa, which is an Indian state. This can be described as a complex melodic form of trance music beats which originated in the early nineties. Musician from all over the world have developed Goa trance music beats, which often Ragas.

Goa trance music beats are very energetic with 4/4 beats, often going into the 16th or 32nd notes. Goa trance music beats generally have quite a noticeable and a stronger bass line as compared to the other trance music beats.

Progressive trance

Progressive trance generally have this laid-back feel to it. In comparison with the other regular trance, it is characterized by more breakdowns with minimal acid-like sound and changes in the bass-chord. Progressive trance music beats are usually slower with 130-140 bpm with huge variety of sounds. In comparison with the Euro trance, the rifts in the progressive trance music beats are much subtle and they are not as uplifting as the Goa or Euro trance.

Hard trance

Hard trance music beats originated in Frankfurt and can be characterized as being very aggressive and a slow trance. The influence of hard core is clearly visible in hard trance music beats. It is an amalgamation of conventional trance sounds and structure with harder elements. This genre started somewhere in 1993 and gained popularity in the late nineties.

Acid trance

Acid trance are often known as the “first-wave” trance, which was prevalent in the early nineties. This style incorporates Roland TB-303 bass machine as the lead synthesizer.

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Producing Trance Music With Beats Software

It’s time for you to become familiar with what can be done using beats software!

Music is a beautiful thing for a lot of us. I am sure you will agree that it offers you many different emotional charges. Music can make you angry, sad, excited, playful, etc. One of the most powerful attributes of music is its ability to relinquish stress. As too many of us are, I am sure you too are overstressed. Trance music can offer you that calming stress relief that I am sure you need!

The problem is that trance music is usually very personal, the sounds that please and relax you probably arent the same sounds that you hear in mass production trance music, which is why you need to start recording your own unique trance music using music maker software.

Music maker software is available to everyone and you can download it from the internet instantly. What it is a program with thousands and thousands of different sounds already loaded into it and you can use those sounds however you want to create your own personal music.

I am sure by now this is sounding very exciting but maybe a little overwhelming.

Dont worry, any good music maker software is designed for the complete beginner. You do not need any prior knowledge or experience to use these at all, in fact most come with complete training and instruction.

You can make your own personal trance music in the comfort of your home and you can produce as many songs as you want whenever you want without having to pay some sort of subscription fee or having to buy albums and songs.

Its so easy that even with no prior experience you could download a quality music maker software that produces broadcast quality beats and record your first trance melody in under twenty minutes!

Heres the best part, most of this kind of software costs less than it would cost to go out to dinner these days! There is virtually no financial investment and you will have the ability to make professional music for the rest of your life!

Start recording your own unique trance music today with beats software!

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