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Type Beats

Selling beats online has become easier and easier over the last decade, thanks to a number of reasons. The first and foremost is how the internet has expanded into every facet of our lives – no one could have predicted the outcome and influence for producers. The second is how music technology has improved. Access, ease, and versatility with these programs is the best its ever been. Producers can create beats on their phones, and rappers can record lyrics as well. When left to the devices of internet savvy individuals, Type Beats where an inevitability. Type Beats began because someone decided to throw the name of a more famous artist onto their own beat. “Jason Derulo Type Beat,” would garner far more attention than a song named with personal meaning from an unknown producer. It’s simple marketing. Attach yourself to a trend, or something with more reach than yourself. In …

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Beat Lab Reviews – Fresh Tracks of the Week November 9th, 2018

Beat Lab Reviews – Fresh Tracks of the Week November 9th, 2018 Hello hello! Things keep on moving here at Beat Lab Academy and thus we have another round of Fresh Tracks of the Week. Scroll down to listen to this week’s hottest selections. We’ve got an emotional trap/pop song, an awesome house song, an EDM banger, a great psychedelic rock song, and a kicking lounge song. Listen below. Roland Greco – Gem Roland Greco lives up to the epicness of his name (really, it’s a hell of a name) with Gem. The production leaves little to want for, and his vocals are  – pardon the pun – a gem. The lead up to the chorus is as powerful as the drop which delivers. There are fully modern pop chops oozing from every note and smack of the snare. We’re really excited to see where Greco will be in a year, …

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TC Electronic’s Incredible Mixing and Mastering Tool

TC Electronic’s Incredible Mixing and Mastering Tool   A common theme in music production is “ultimately, use your ears”. You’ve probably read that in more than a few of our blog posts, on everything from mixing to recording to sound design. However, as technology keeps advancing at an exponential rate it would be foolish not to use the tools available to our advantage. We recently came across TC Electronic’s Clarity M, a desktop mix and master audio meter with serious precision. From everything we’ve seen so far this piece of hardware is a great complimentary decision maker to your ears, and could save you time in those long sessions when you’ve heard a mix so much you really have no idea exactly what you’re listening to anymore.   Out of the gate, the Clarity M comes with stereo and 5.1 audio metering for mixing, mastering, and post production in music …

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Beat Lab Workshop – Gladiator Talks Sampling, Rhythm and Workflow

  Beat Lab Workshop – Gladiator   This past weekend Beat Lab Academy presented a free workshop presented by Daniel Goodman of the hit producer Dj duo, Gladiator.     Gladiator has been a force to be reckoned with in the electronic music scene and have made a name for themselves in the Trap/Big Room genre. Both LA natives, Daniel and his partner Ian have played at shows all across the nation including Hardfest and Electric Daisy Carnival. In his workshop Daniel covered topics which included his method of sample organization and workflow. His streamlining of samples allows him to quickly find and pick out sounds of choice from his huge extensive library. This helps him to produce tracks at the most professional speed. Daniel demonstrated how he makes a beat and explained his philosophy behind his music. He showed the use of putting vocal samples through Ableton’s vocoder with …

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10 Free Drum Kits | Hip Hop Makers

10 Free Drum Kits – Hip Hop Makers When producing electronic music a careful eye must be placed on percussion, from diversifying your drum samples to having samples that fit your production in the first place. Having an arsenal of sounds at your disposal is an effective way to keep your production modern, fresh and interesting. Hiphopmakers.com recently released a page with links to 10 free drum kits, with over a gig worth of samples. Below you will find a link to each page. Enjoy and shoutouts to hiphopmakers.com!   Real Drums, Records and Loops Glitch Hop Drums Ultimate 808 Mafia Drum Kit Collection Vintage Drum Kit Free MMG Drum Kit Download NEW Kanye West “One Day Legendary” Drum Kit (Free Download) Vinyl Drums Free Sample Pack (8 Kits) 56 Drum Samples The Ultimate Producer Collection Rick Ross Sample Pack Rock Drum Kit      

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Sound Recipes #2 – Trap Horns

Sound Recipes #2 – Trap Horns     In this video we check out how to take the Orchestral Brass Live Pack (free download for Ableton Suite users) and process it using only Live’s built-in devices and Free plugins. The Plugins Softube – Saturation Knob The free plug-in Saturation Knob is a modeled output distortion that can be used anywhere you need some grit. Use it to fatten up bass lines, add some harmonics and shimmer to vocals, or simply destroy your drum loop.       Nomad Factory – Bus Driver Bus Driver is an optical compressor that provides a wide range of compression effects, reminiscent of the best vintage compressors made in the ‘60s. Nomad Factory designed an Output Stage Soft-Clipping to eliminate digital clipping at any output level and produce a smoother distortion characteristic. This feature is in addition to the Tube-Driver Saturation Modeling included in Bus-Driver. …

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Sound Recipes #1: Layered Future Synths (Free Download)

Sound Recipes #1: Layered Future Synths (Free Download)   Bright super saw synths can be heard in some variation in almost all styles of music that involve electronic sounds. Many popular virtual synths are capable of making this type of sound, synths like Sylenth1, Massive, Spire, Serum, Dune etc.   If you don’t have any of these plugins, or simply want to explore the potential of Live’s built-in synths, we got a step-by-step guide to take you through building this very useful sound.   For this sound we will use 3 layers inside an Instrument Rack: Stereo Saws/Squares Heavy Detuned Super Saws Noise Layer Stereo Saw/Square with Analog For the first sound we’ll use Analog. Go to Analog’s Global Section by clicking next to the master volume in the grey area. Here we will change the Quick Routing to the first option. This will set up Analog to send each Oscillator to it’s …

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