How do producers make beats?

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 02-22-2009, 10:39 AM         #1
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oski369 
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How do producers make beats?
 

 
How exactly do producers make music. Do they just take a bunch of different melodys from other songs and put them together? Do they just make sounds with a comp? What programs do they use?

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 9 years ago '04        #2
UF4Soldier 127 heat pts127
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I like to lay the drums down first, then I Start just playing away on the keyboard. If I catch good melody, Ill just stick with and find the best sound for the loop I just created(and make my bridge and hook melodys)sh*t gets fustrating at times. Its not science, but if your heart aint there dont fu*k with it.



Heres a free beat I put up for n*ggas to use.

Stay Motivated



As for sounds

50,000 drums, Fantom,Motif,Triton,Hypersonic,Korg MI, and a bunch of loops I have yet to use.


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 9 years ago '05        #3
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i like to come up wit a tempo and melody first then drums then add sh*t as u go along..but they usually fux wit "mpc's, and if a computer program mostly reasons then fl studip
 9 years ago '08        #4
Nut-In-Honeys 10 heat pts10
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they sample an old record and put different baseline behind it
original (aka Flintstones):

sampled (aka Simpsons):

another jacking (aka Family Guy)
 9 years ago '04        #5
UF4Soldier 127 heat pts127
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Im not to good on the samples, when I try to play over them i get way off key. I tried to fu*k with the MP2000xl a few years ago, sh*t was mad confusing. I wish I had took my time to learn it.
 9 years ago '04        #6
UF4Soldier 127 heat pts127
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 Nut-In-Honeys said:
they sample an old record and put different baseline behind it
original (aka Flintstones):

sampled (aka Simpsons):

another jacking (aka Family Guy)
sh*t that Prodigy sh*t sound exactly like Joe Budden-I couldnt help it. I know it was prodigys first but sh*t sound mad similar. Someone check it and let me know if my ears are deceiving me.
 9 years ago '04        #7
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There are a lot of ways to make a beat.....

It's more an ear for what sounds good that sets producers apart.
 9 years ago '05        #8
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 oski369 said:
How exactly do producers make music. Do they just take a bunch of different melodys from other songs and put them together? Yes. Do they just make sounds with a comp?Yes. What programs do they use?A lot.
 9 years ago '05        #9
BurninLz 31 heat pts31
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 oski369 said:
How exactly do producers make music. Do they just take a bunch of different melodys from other songs and put them together? Do they just make sounds with a comp? What programs do they use?
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 9 years ago '04        #10
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These days a lot of people use computers and software to make beats. It started off as sampling from old songs and chopping them up, rearranging sh*t to create a new melody and beat.

I personally start mine from scratch 99% of the time (I sampled 1 time). I get more creative like that.

Basically, you got drum sounds (kicks, snares, hats, etc.), and you got midi categories (piano, strings, bass, synths, etc) and different sounds in each of those categories. It's up to the beatmaker to decide how they start off a beat. I usually start off with a melody and snares, then I build off of that. Check out my beats in my sig.
 9 years ago '08        #11
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 UF4Soldier said:
Im not to good on the samples, when I try to play over them i get way off key. I tried to fu*k with the MP2000xl a few years ago, sh*t was mad confusing. I wish I had took my time to learn it.
I had trouble with that too, but heres a tip.... Filter the sample so that you have JUST the bass of your loop left, and play your strings or whatever to the same tune of the bass. Works like a charm.

And as for making beats, I like to start off with one certain instrument in mind if its original, figure out what kind of beat it would sound hot on, and build from there. If I'm sampling though, I'll figure out exactly what I want to sample from the song, match it to the tempo it sounds best at, chop it up if need be, and just add to it, like some heavy drums, a nice deep bass line and some additional instrumentation if I can fit it in there. Check my sh*t out in my sig.
 9 years ago '04        #12
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depends... might start of with a certain drum pattern, or a melody, or some chords or just any type of groove... 1000 ways to make a record, really
 02-22-2009, 02:13 PM         #13
IRemainRaw  OP
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50,000 drums, Fantom,Motif,Triton,Hypersonic,Korg MI, and a bunch of loops I have yet to use.

I could never bring myself to use break loops,id feel dirty lol
 02-22-2009, 06:32 PM         #14
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i think its amazing to have the talent to know what sounds sound the best together..........listening to this Quarantine Wave, the boy Young Los and Dame Grease are perfect examples..........from the bassline to the hats to the melody
 02-22-2009, 06:42 PM         #15
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man my drum patterns suck when i try to make a beat LOL.....i got one hot drum pattern though...but i don't know how much other instruments to put to it..i threw a piano in there...and the beat sounded plain as fu*k when i tried to rap over it.



i guess i need at least 4 to 5 instruments other than the drum to make it sound better so i can drop some vocals over it .......i suck at making beats lol
 02-22-2009, 06:50 PM         #16
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1 of 2 ways. Lay a drum pattern down, find a sample, tune it to the same speed as the drums, then improve.

Or just find a sample first and do it vice versa.
 02-22-2009, 06:52 PM         #17
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 joeyb8420 said:
i dunno they learn i wanna learn so i can make crazy beats like timbaland or dre thatd be sick thats my dream sh*ts hard to be good at it though
Learning is secondary to natural talent. You can learn and be a good beatmaker, but if you don't have that natural ability you won't be a good producer.
 02-22-2009, 06:53 PM         #18
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 oski369 said:
How exactly do producers make music. Do they just take a bunch of different melodys from other songs and put them together? Do they just make sounds with a comp? What programs do they use?
let me help u wit that...

 9 years ago '04        #19
UF4Soldier 127 heat pts127
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 Twista740 said:
let me help u wit that...


lol I never seen that sh*t
 9 years ago '04        #20
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 Tommy_Bunz said:
man my drum patterns suck when i try to make a beat LOL.....i got one hot drum pattern though...but i don't know how much other instruments to put to it..i threw a piano in there...and the beat sounded plain as fu*k when i tried to rap over it.



i guess i need at least 4 to 5 instruments other than the drum to make it sound better so i can drop some vocals over it .......i suck at making beats lol
Drums are the most important part. Once you get the right vibe, everything falls into place.

It helps me to beat box as I make beats to kinda give me a pattern/idea before I start blinding recording.

It also helps to listen, study, and pay attention to the orchestration and construction of other n*ggaz beats. When I first started out, I paid attention to my favorite beats of the moment. Studied how they were constructed from beginning to end, when the different instruments come in, where they're "set" (pan wise), etc etc etc

It's all a big puzzle until you GET it...
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