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Rapping Beats and the Art of Making Great Music  – Rap Music Production Techniques
Rapping Beats and the Art of Making Great Music  – Rap Music Production Techniques
Rapping Beats and the Art of Making Great Music  – Rap Music Production Techniques
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  • 1. Rapping Beats and the Art of Making Great Music – RapMusic Production TechniquesFamous rappers (as well as some not-so-famous ones too) always have entertaining tunes topresent. The rapping beats they use can be wildly soothing and passionately amusing. If youhave ever wondered how they take advantage of programs to create the sounds, then, read on.There are those amongst the rappers who do it the good old fashioned way. They work on reallive musical instruments to craft out their masterpieces. The Meko keyboard, the MotifWorkstation, the MPC series (2000, 2500, 4000 and others), the Fantom Workstation – theseare some usual names that carry great production gears. Of course, there is the Triton as well.However, these pieces are fast becoming a thing of the past as beat maker software programsslowly creep into the market place. There is a whole bunch of these, offering a range of optionsand endless possibilities. However, even with the best software programs, you still need to havethe right set of skills to make all the track components come together in a comely manner.Let’s start with drums. These need to be of super high quality, and nothing less will do. Thesuperiority of the drum sets the scene for other instruments in the package. Next, you need toEQ your instrumentals. This involves claiming a certain frequency space in the sound spectrumthat your track will occupy. Do ensure that the elements that make up your song sit comfortablyin the appropriate frequency range. You need to master the right techniques in order to do thiswell. You can tell if you have done a good job by listening to your mix of beat in its entirety whenyou are done with the EQ-ing process.Compression is the next step you want to take.This is essentially the ‘binding’ factor in the music equation. It brings everything together, so tospeak. There are plug-ins and compression ratios that you can make use of as your guide.After you are done with compression, listen to your construction. And be absolutely ruthless andcritical. If you hear some sounds that are not quite right, then, cut them off at the appropriatefrequencies. Or lighten up some jingles with high end frequencies. Play around with the volumetoo. Many times, the right volume makes everything sound ‘just right’ in the spectrum you havechosen.The whole process is more like a trial and error process. You add and minus here and there,until you find the best resonance there is. Don’t forget – a good track comprises a superb beatand exceptionally high quality audio engineering. This, and fabulous rap lyrics will bring yourtune very far. So, pay attention to your lyrics too.In short, whatever rapping beats you start with, do not skimp and scrimp on the othercomponents that make your entire track whole. Take your time mixing, matching, andexperimenting, for, the reward is going to be most pleasing to the ears. With each componenthaving its own role to play, you will not go wrong giving them their due attention and recognition. 1/4
  • 2. Are you looking for more information regarding rapping beats? Visit today!San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) September 11, 2012 Digital Music Doctor announces the release of a new video training course, Digital Arranger 2-Know It All! This course contains over 3 hours of interactive videos which cover all majoraspects of composing and arranging music for production in a computer environment. Extensivesupplementary material including scores, groove kits and discographies is also included.These Digital Arranger tutorials are a complete guide to creating musical compositions andarrangements on a computer. The Theory & Harmony Section presents a review of traditionalmusic theory and harmony including scales and chords as well as melody writing and chordprogressions and substitutions.The Genres Section discusses the distinguishing characteristics of music genres as well as a 2/4
  • 3. general model for creating musical arrangements. There is an overview of the styles, rhythmsand chord progressions of the most common music genres: Pop/Rock, R&B/Urban, Jazz,Country, Latin, Rap/Hip-Hop and Dance/Electronica.The Arranging Section analyzes typical instrument ensembles and virtual instruments used increating digital arrangements. This section also presents principles of song structure andvoicing as well as selected digital production techniques and automated arranging tools.The course also includes extensive supplementary content: MIDI, MusicXML scores (including guitar tabs), and audio files of all exampleschord progressions and MIDI groove clips for drum and rhythm tracks for each major musicgenreautomated scale and chord constructorsdiscographies of major music genres including YouTube video linksvirtual instrument market surveys.This is the second release of the course and includes the following newcontent:New Music Genre Classifications for Grammy, iTunes, Amazon & BillboardNew Music Sales Statistics by GenreUpdates to the YouTube Discographies for All GenresNew Examples for R&BUpdated Discussion of Three-Part Harmony ArrangingUpdated Discussion of Chord Inversion NotationNew Sample Layering ExampleDigital Arranger 2 – Know It All! is presented using Adobe Flash and is available in DVD anddigital download formats for Windows XP/7 and Apple Macintosh OS X.Digital Arranger 2 – Know It All! is available at the Digital Music Doctor website and as well as various online publishers andpro audio dealers. The Digital Music Doctor website also features demos of the course. Thiscourse is part of the Know It All! series which provides training for DigiDesign Pro Tools,Steinberg Cubase, Cakewalk Sonar, Apple Logic Pro, Image Line FL Studio, MOTU DigitalPerformer, and Sony Sound Forge pro audio software as well as mixing, mastering, digital 3/4
  • 4. music arranging and production, and music for film, tv, and games. More Rap Music Production Techniques Articles Rapping Beats and the Art of Making Great Music - Rap Music Production Techniques 4/4Powered by TCPDF (