Free Beat Making Guide
Komplete's Best Update Yet? | Komplete 14 Overview & DEMO

Komplete 14 is arguably one of the most popular music production bundles out today. The suite comes packed with many virtual instruments, mixing plugins, and everything else you might need to kickstart or elevate your music production journey.

As with many other music suites, we get updates...

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How to Make a 90s Inspired Sampled Beat in Studio One

Sampling is one of the most well-known art forms in music creation and a fundamental part of the hip-hop that we all know today.

It has changed a lot over the years, especially in the digital era, but its essence remains the same; taking something that already exists and adding your own spin to...

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Studio One 6 Feature Wishlist (Community Edition)

I don't know how long you've been a Studio One user, but I've been around since 2012 when it was still in version 2.

One of the things that initially drew me into Studio One was how user-friendly and intuitive it was. Some of the pros for me, for example, included its drag-and-drop functionality...

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How to Make a Super Bouncy 2000's Style Beat in Studio One 6

 

I don't know about you, but my introduction to hip-hop was in the early 2000s. 

I remember the first time I heard a Timbaland beat, I wasn't quite sure what I was hearing, but I knew I wanted to learn more.

This discovery, of course, led me down the rabbit hole that we all know so...

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What's New in Studio One 6?

PreSonus just released Studio One 6, which came packed with a ton of stuff, so in this week's video, we dive in and showcase some of its latest offerings.

Some of the new features include:

  1. A New Look
  2. Mixer Upgrades
  3. A New Lyric & Video Track
  4. New Native Plugins
  5. Smart Templates
  6. Track Presets...
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Making a Melodic Guitar Inspired Beat for Bazzi in Studio One 5

Pop chord progressions and melodies over hip hop drums have to be hands down my favorite subgenre to create. On the one hand, you have a catchy melody that grabs your attention, and on the other, you have super bouncy drums to keep you moving; it's the best of both worlds!

This week I decided to...

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How to Separate Drum Samples from Native Instrument’s Play Series in Studio One

The Play Series by Native Instruments is a relatively new type of Kontakt library collection that provides an easy way to create. Nonetheless, I have always been very reluctant to buy any of them because of how restrictive they seemed when it came to manipulating those drum samples and adding...

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Is SoundID Reference ACTUALLY Worth It?

As home studio owners, we come across various obstacles, and one of the biggest ones is getting your mixes to translate from your studio to the outside world.

Nothing is more frustrating than working on a mix for hours only to take it out to the car and realize that the bass is too heavy or that...

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Mix Powerful Kicks and 808s that KNOCK with These 3 Tips

If you make Hip Hop beats, you understand that getting your kicks and 808s to blend well and sit right in the mix is essential.

Nonetheless, this can still be frustrating if you don't know what to look for or how best to approach these two sounds. 

Not to worry, though, because the solution...

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5 of My Favorite Studio One Features For Beat Making/Music Production

I think it's safe to say that Studio One is still one of the newest kids on the block when it comes to D.A.W.s, but I also think it's super underrated because of the insane amount of functionality you get for making music.

To me, Studio One feels like a combination of Fl Studio and Pro Tools...

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Making a Super Smooth Beat from a Loop in Studio One 5

Melodic loops are one of the easiest and most effective ways to start a beat. They provide instant inspiration and a solid direction since the loop has already set the melodic groundwork.

But how exactly do you turn a loop into a full beat? 

How do you know what chords to add to a...

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Studio One’s SECRET FEATURE for Programming Kicks FAST

Do you ever have trouble programming kicks?

When it comes to programming drums, I usually like to leave my kicks until after the hats and the snares/claps because of the many possibilities they have for placement.

Kick placement can influence the entire vibe of a drum groove, so I like to listen...

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