Drum loops are a major part of music production and they more common now than ever. For convenience, Using drum loops is very efficient when done the right way and it can make your work easier by saving you time and energy. There is nothing wrong with using drum loops. Sample pack creators have innovated […]
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 […]
How Can I Tell If FL Studio Is 32 Or 64bit ?
FL Studio is a Digital Audio Workstation developed by image line and it is one of the most commonly used DAWs. There exist the 32bit and 64bit versions of FL Studio. The best way to check if you’re running either the 32 bit or 64 bit version of FL Studio on your system is to […]
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 […]
What Is A One-Shot In Music Production?
A one shot or one shot sample in music production is a single hit that is the result of a single strike of a chord, drum, or a note. An example of a one shot could be the single strike of any key on a keyboard or Midi or an individual kick drum sample from […]
What Characterizes A Good Melody?
A good melody paired with other good sounds is the perfect way to make a song. What characterizes a good melody is: Simplicity its ability to fit a chord A contour that goes in somewhere motives Varied repetition Step wise movement All the above are good traits of a melody, remember that a good melody […]
Is It Illegal To Sample Songs?
Sampling is a very delicate art in the music business and has been around for decades. Legal issues always arise when one doesn’t understand the law of music copyright. Which leaves the question: Is it illegal to sample songs? It is illegal to sample a song without getting the necessary permission from the owners of […]
Is AAX Better Than VST?
Plugins are the tools that every producer utilizes in the process of music production. There exist different plugin that each work to a specific end. In this post we examine which is better between AAX plugins or VST plugins. so lets get into it, AAX is a better plugin format than VST, because it is […]
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 […]