Author: Liya Swift

How to use Fruity Loops

Now referred to as FL Studio, Fruity Loops was one of the first widely used digital audio workstations (DAW). Originally, it was created as a simple – by today’s standards – four-channel drum machine...

How to Start Producing Beats

“It’s a trip it’s got a funky beat and I can bug out to it.” – “B-Boy Bouillabaisse” sample from the Beastie Boys’ album Paul’s Boutique. While harmonies, melodies, and structure are all important...

What is a Recording Studio?

Traditionally recording studios have been thought of as a soundproofed complex with a live room (where instruments and vocals are performed), a vocal room (for lead vocal singing) and a control room (for recording,...

What is a Record Company?

The definition of a record company is as follows: A company in the business of making and selling musical recordings. That clear things up? We thought not. The words “record company” and “record label”...

Recording Connection in Boston

How to make hip hop beats

As the current ruler supreme on the music scene, hip hop’s meteoric rise can be traced to the advent of home computers, faster processors, and music software that gave the power of producing music...

DJ operating gear during a show

Hip Hop Production Techniques

From humble beginnings in the Bronx underground to worldwide domination, hip hop may be the most popular form of music globally. The mix of drum machines, dope lyrics, syncopated beats, and samples create music...