Category: Hip Hop & Beat Making Program

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...

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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...

DJ Emily Stamer aka LUCY

How‌ ‌to Make an ‌EDM Song

Electronic Dance Music, otherwise known as EDM, owes a lot to the computer boom of the 1980s. While it was influenced by a range of music from the 60s and 70s, including dub, hip...

How do I Make Drum and Bass Music

Like many forms of electronic dance music, the drum and bass genre formed in United Kingdom underground clubs, the genesis coming from Jamaican reggae and breakbeats first heard in the U.S. in the late...

Spotlight On… Star Student Richard Sedden Jr.

Recent graduate of Recording Connection for Audio Engineering & Music Production, Richard Sedden Jr. had long time mentor Joey Heier (Crystal Clear Recording Studio) blown away the first time he heard him play: “In...

How to make electronic music with Ableton Live

As digital audio workstations (DAWs) have become more accessible over the last two decades, the creation of new electronic dance music has exploded. Needing a computer with enough power to run the software, anybody...

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How to produce beats

Being able to “keep the beat” has been an age-old requirement in the music industry. Thanks to hip hop, rap, and electronic music, that background sound has been brought to the forefront. Today, beats...

How Do I Make a Living in Music?

When you are passionate about something and figure out a way to make a living from it, life can be a beautiful thing. Years ago, up and comers dreamed of being the next big...