Free Beat Making Guide
How to Tune 808s the EASY Way in Studio One

If you make hip-hop or pop music, chances are that you use 808s, and regardless of your experience level, I'm sure that at some point or another, you have heard someone say that your 808s need to be in tune. But what does that mean exactly, why is it important, and how do you do it?

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Are You Using the Right Studio One VST for Drums? | Sample One VS Impact

Drum programming is a crucial part of music production, but it's not always the most straightforward and can vary from software to software. 

In Studio One, for example, we have Sample One XT and Impact XT, two powerful virtual instruments designed for programming MIDI, but which is the...

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Are You Using Studio One’s Most POWERFUL Feature?

If you're a fan of Studio One, you're probably familiar with its robust macro ecosystem. But for those who may not know, macros are essentially a way to automate specific tasks or processes within Studio One by allowing you to record a series of actions and then play them back with a single...

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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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