Category: Hip Hop & Beat Making Program

What is a record deal?

Caveat Emptor Rules Ever since Robert Johnson “sold his soul to the devil” in order to become a famous musician as chronicled in his song “Crossroads,” record deals have been looked at as a...

Dashboard for Logic Pro X

Hip Hop Producers Who Use Logic

Considered the “creative” operating system, the Apple entry into the Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) landscape offers a lot to the professional music producer. Some of the biggest names in the digital music industry, including...

What it Takes to be a Music Producer

To become a successful music producer, you need to have passion and drive, a great work ethic, a sense of responsibility, strong business smarts and, last but not least, musical skills, knowledge and abilities....

How do DJs Make Beats?

At the most basic level, a beat is what keeps the time of a song. Repeated over and over again, the rest of instruments, vocals, and harmonies follow its lead. When listening to a...

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...

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...

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...