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How to Make Beats – Part 2: Your Setup

How to Make Beats – Part 2: Your Setup

* This is part 2 of an 8-part series of articles on how to make beats. Mostly aimed at beginners, even experience beat makers can benefit from thes...

How to Make Beats – Part 1: Getting Started

How to Make Beats – Part 1: Getting Started

* This is an 8-part series of articles on how to make beats. Mostly aimed at beginners, even experience beat makers can benefit from these articles...

A Case for How Sampling Can Be Legalized in the Music Industry

A Case for How Sampling Can Be Legalized in the Music Industry

Introduction Sampling. It's what Hip Hop was founded on. From deejays spinning breaks from famous records, to producers piecing together sounds f...

5 Different Ways to Kick Off a Beat

5 Different Ways to Kick Off a Beat

Take a look at the last ten beats you made and pay attention to how they start off. All of them drop right into the hook? Each and every one of them s...

5 Ways to Make Your Beats More Exciting

5 Ways to Make Your Beats More Exciting

We all get to that point where our beats sound dope but they’re just lacking some excitement. Most producers will immediately search for some sort ...

When Your Beat Doesn't Go as Planned

When Your Beat Doesn't Go as Planned

I've often preached that you should make beats that just come naturally. Everyone has their own way of making beats and their own style, but there a...

10 Ways to Be a Beat Maker No One Listens To

10 Ways to Be a Beat Maker No One Listens To

No one wants to be left behind. When it comes to making beats, of course you will want people to listen to what you have created, but it can be h...

Old vs New - Tips for Upgrading Your Beatmaking Setup

Old vs New - Tips for Upgrading Your Beatmaking Setup

I recently saw a video featuring the Beatminerz where they reminisce about how they put together some of their most famous beats - everything with ...

8 Things You Might Not Know About DJ Premier

8 Things You Might Not Know About DJ Premier

When you think of Hip Hop producers, who's the first person that comes to mind? It could be Dr. Dre, or even Kanye West. But what about DJ Premier? ...

The Importance of Soundproofing Your Room for Mixing

The Importance of Soundproofing Your Room for Mixing

Making beats is something we all love to do, as it allows us to be musically creative and express ourselves from the pads and keys, with the result...

8 Things I Would Change in Hip Hop Production (If I Had a Time Machine)

8 Things I Would Change in Hip Hop Production (If I Had a Time Machine)

These are things I wish I could go back and change in Hip Hop production. Even though beatmakers and producers continue to move forward in their pro...

A Guide to Selling Your Beats the Right Way

A Guide to Selling Your Beats the Right Way

One of the most controversial aspects of selling beats is whether or not to sell your beats cheap, or to sell them at whatever price you feel is des...