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6 Rap Beat Making Tips


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6 Rap Beat Making Tips

  1. 1. ==== ====The Secret to Making Phat Beatz! ====When it comes to making rap music beats, I get a lot of questions about where to begin, whatsoftware and hardware to use, and how everything comes together. Below are 7 essential tips toconsider when making a rap music beat:1. Invest in a midi-compatible keyboard: Some producers try to program their beats using theironly their mouse and keyboard. While this can work, you will find that it is much easier to use amidi-compatible keyboard when making rap music beats . Having a keyboard will enable you totest loaded sounds easier, play chord sequences, and program natural-sounding note sequences.Without it, everything must be done by tediously programming every single note in by hand.2. Take time to learn your software program. Whether you use Fruity Loops, Reason, Logic,Cubase, or any other software program for beats, I cannot stress how important it is to thoroughlylearn to use your music software. Read the manual, watch videos on Youtube, read articles, andperhaps most importantly experiment with the beat software hands-on. Once you learn the ins andouts of your software, you will eventually be able to translate any musical idea you have onto thescreen and into your rap music beat.3. Never underestimate good sounds. It is crucial that you steer yourself away from the factorypreset sounds in your software and spend some money on good sounds for your rap music beats.You can buy sounds for just about any music software program, whether it be Reason, FruityLoops, Cubase, etc. A lot of websites even have samples of their sounds, so you can hear thembefore you purchase.4. Learn good mixing techniques. When making rap music beats, NEVER underestimate theimportance of good mixing technique. Your mixing skills can make or break your beat. You couldhave laid down the greatest melody of all time, but if the beat is mixed poorly it will sound bad. Asa producer, your job isnt necessarily to make a "final" mix of the music beat, because the vocalswill still need to be added and the studio engineer will still have to tweak a few things once thevocals are finished. You should however, do the best you can with your equipment to make asolid, presentable mix for your rap music beat.5. Listen to many styles of music. In order to be a well-rounded producer, please do yourself afavor and listen to different kinds of music. Listening to music other than hip-hop will open yourbrain up to new kinds of note sequences, drum patterns, mixes, and overall song composition.This music will be embedded into your subconscious, and whether you realize it or not will have apositive effect on your ability to make rap music beats.6. Make rap music beats because you WANT to! In todays age, it is evident that a lot of producersmake beats because it is now possible to make money selling them online. You will find that as
  2. 2. soon as you drop the association of money with music, you will have a lot more fun making musicbeats. If you are talented and make music out of passion, the money will come!Thanks for reading! I hope you use these rap beat making tips to excel in making rap music beatsof your own!Tim Adamek is a rap and r&b producer from New Jersey. Check out his music production websitefor free rap music beats and articles!Article Source: ====The Secret to Making Phat Beatz! ====