Free Beat Making Guide
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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Program Better Hip Hop Drums by Mastering these 3 Elements

Let’s talk drums. 

We all love a smooth chord progression or a catchy melody, and if you get those right, you will get people humming along, but the drums are what make people get up and move. 

Drums are an essential part of any beat, and if you make hip hop, I want to break down...

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The PreSonus ATOM Just Got 3 New AMAZING Production Updates

PreSonus recently released Studio One 5.1 and it came with some great new features. I did a whole video covering everything that was new so if you want to check that out I'll make sure to link that here but the one thing that I didn't talk about in that video. however, were the new ATOM updates...

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Studio One 5.1 New Features | PreSonus FINALLY Did It

Back in July, we got the brand new Studio One version 5, and with it came a variety of new tools and features and while a lot of those were welcomed additions, there was also in my opinion a lot that was missing. Well, a few days ago PreSonus released Studio One 5.1, and today we are going to be...

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How to Get Your Drums to Sound Amazing | Drum Tuning 101

One of the most frustrating parts about making beats is spending a bunch of time creating only to realize that your drums still aren’t sounding as good as you thought they would. There are a bunch of different ways to get your drums to sound right but today I want to share one specific...

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An EASY Way to GROW as a Producer and Get Ahead

Music producers are one of the most important factors when creating a song but often we get left with the short end of the stick and fending for ourselves.

Traditionally the role of a producer is extremely reactive, meaning that we have to wait or depend on others for our careers to...

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