Create Beats At Industry Quality: 10 Key Tips

Create Beats At Industry Quality: 10 Key Tips

Written by Jaron Lewis

Struggling with making professional RnB and Rap beats? Lucky for you, we have assembled a guide on how to create beats at industry quality: 10 key tips. Check out the rest of this article to learn more.

1. Start With A Basic Beat

Whether it’s a drum line or a base line, adopt a rhythm and make your own music that is good enough to work with lyrics on.

2. Learn About Other Instruments

Not just bass, guitar, and drums, but also piano, string instruments, and a horn section. Don’t stick on just the basics. Make sure you study up on music theory.

3. Be Influenced By Others

It is common to find beats using samples of TV themes and movie scores, as well as referencing multiple pop culture moments and figures. Be attentive to a) copyright law on the beat that you could sample, and b) you make your reference not offensive to anyone. Be sure to check out these tips on sampling as well.

4. Don’t Get Too Fancy

It is easy to get sucked in and write what may be a rap style similar to “Bohemian Rhapsody.” Don’t layer the beat or change the rhythm drastically. Keep it simple and let the lyrics fill the gaps in them.

5. Emphasis Lyrics

Have a section of lyrics with an umph to them. Like a sentence underlined or italicized, it’s always good to freeze a beat and make the lyrics a loud note in the song. Check out our tips on writing lyrics here → http://www.omarimc.com/how-to-write-lyrics-10-stellar-tips-from-the-pros/

6. Get Inspired Through The Pros

Look for videos or articles from notables you are a fan of and read up any quotes that are tip for the aspiring. It is always good to hear what they say.

7. Get The High-Quality Beat Maker Software

What is desired is up to you, so do research for the software you think works best for you. There are those that are free to download, and those who where you pay a hefty chunk of change to download. There are a lot to choose from, so choose wisely.

8. Make The Mix Legit

Be aware of what sounds are popular rather than one that has fallen out of favor. Also, keep the beat tight and don’t let sounds fall out of frequency.

9. Quantize

What is desired is up to you, so do research for the software you think works best for you. There are those that are free to download, and those who where you pay a hefty chunk of change to download. There are a lot to choose from, so choose wisely.

10. Do It Your Way

What is desired is up to you, so do research for the software you think works best for you. There are those that are free to download, and those who where you pay a hefty chunk of change to download. There are a lot to choose from, so choose wisely.

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