Free Beat Making Guide
The Secret Sauce for Your Drums | Parallel Aggressor by Baby Audio

Drums are arguably one of the most important elements in any beat but especially in genres like hip hop. We all want our drums to knock and hit hard and one of the ways to do that is to create perceived loudness through a combination of volume, saturation, harmonics, and compression.

With that...

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An Awesome Tool for Analog Style Basses | Dandy by Ujam

Do you ever wish you could lay down intricate analog bass parts with ease? If you are a bass player then you're golden but if you're like me and you don't have much experience with a bass guitar then maybe it's worth checking out Ujam's latest VST.

UJam is no stranger to the music production...

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My Feature Wishlist for Studio One 5 (Producer Edition)

Studio One 5 dropped earlier this month and there were a lot of great features that were included but not quite as many that I would have liked to have seen as a producer.

I'm not too upset about the lack of production and beat making features because every feature that was included in this...

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What's New In Studio One 5?

Studio One 5 dropped last week and there were a bunch of new features that were added including Mix Scenes, the Listen Bus, Clip Gain Envelopes and so much more.

In this week's post, we go over some of these new additions, how you can implement them into your workflow, and of course what I think...

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How to Export Beat Track Outs with Effects in Studio One 4

Last week I made a post about my new beat production and mixing workflow and the gist of it was that I recently changed the way that I export my beat track outs when sending out to an artist or to an engineer.

Before I used to take off all plugins before exporting but after some conversations...

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My New Beat Production/Mixing Workflow

As I'm sure you know if you've been doing this for a while or something that you'll soon find out if you're new, is that music is one of those ever-long journeys where you never really stop learning and especially as producers as we are always looking for things to improve to ultimately make our...

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How to EASILY Create Trap Melodies with Scaler 2

Scaler 2 recently dropped with some fantastic new features and additions and while it is predominately used to create chord progressions based on scales and keys, with this new version we also got some new features that make music creation really easy.

So then today I want to show you how...

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What's New In Scaler 2? | My Top New Features

As you are probably already aware, Plugin Boutique this week released Scaler 2, the successor to their highly popular plugin.

Scaler is one of my favorites and my #1 recommended plugin for all producers because of how powerful it is and how much it can help you with your production.

So then, in...

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3 Tips to Get Better at Making Beats

Over the month of April I set out a challenge for myself to create and put out a beat every day for that month and I called it the #StuckAtHomeBeatChallenge since we're all undergoing a national pandemic.

The initial idea behind this challenge stemmed from the realization that I wasn't spending...

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How to Record Drums in Studio One with Impact XT & thePreSonus ATOM

A few weeks ago I switched from using a Native Instrument's Maschine to the ATOM by PreSonus to do all of my drum recording inside of Studio One.

Before this, I had been using the Maschine for 8 years or so and I think it's a wonderful piece of gear but the ATOM for me integrates flawlessly into...

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Guitar Melodies Made Easy | Ujam's SILK Review/DEMO

I think it's fair to say that programming guitar with MIDI is probably one of the hardest things to make sound natural. Most of the time when I'm recording guitar I will opt to record with an actual instrument simply because of how much better it sounds to me but I also understand that might not...

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Making a Beat with Victoria Monét's Acapella

Last week I announced how I set a challenge for myself for April to make and post 1 beat a day to my Instagram. For the rest of the month, I also want to take the most voted beat from each week and break it down in a video the following week.

Last week you guys voted for the Victoria...

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