Author : Chewe Kalamata

How To Structure Hip-Hop Beats

Beat structure or arrangement is so important and critical to hiphop beat production, because it allows the listener to either have a good experience or a not so good one. The basic Structure of a hip-hop beat is: INTRO-HOOK-VERSE-HOOK-VERSE-HOOK-OUTRO. This structure has been a long standing one when it comes to hip-hop and you’ll find […]

How Long Does It Take To Produce A Song?

Music production can be a time consuming job, it involves a lot of delicate handling for different elements and a good ear to accompany this handling of detail. On average, it takes 4-5 days to fully produce a song. An instrumental can be finished in average of 5-6 hours which can allow the following days […]

Where Do I Put VST Plugins In ProTools?

Pro Tools supports Avid and RTAS format plugins and doesn’t support stand alone VST Plugins. With this said, there are quite a number of ways in which you can use VST Plugins in Pro tools and will discuss that here. Because VSTs will not work directly in Pro Tools because it is an unsupported plugin […]

Why Are VST Plugins So Expensive?

VST plugins are the most used tools in music production, this is because a large part of music production is now software based. So then, Why are VST Plugins so expensive? VST Plugins are expensive because they are heavily pirated and to account for the low sales volume companies strategically price their VST plugins in […]

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