Issues concerning copyright may be confusing for somebody that doesn’t understand it or anybody that hasn’t read copyright law. You don’t really need to visit the copyright office to copyright your song if you don’t want to, because according to copyright law; the moment you put your song in tangible real form (recorded or written) […]
What Makes A Sample Pack Good?
Sample packs are tools that every producer uses, this is why it is essential that you understand what makes a sample pack good. A good sample pack is one that has ORIGINAL high quality sounds that are diverse and well formatted to make them easier to work with. The internet is literally flooded with hundreds […]
Is It Okay To Use Drum Loops ?
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 […]
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 […]
What Is A Vocal Chop And Where Can I Find Them?
Vocal chops have become so popular due to the fact that they are now a major part of almost every genre. Gone are the days when EDM and Techno were the top vocal chop utilizing genres. With vocal engine virtual instruments like Output Arcade and Exhale, every genre has now become part of the vocal […]
Can You Make Music With Just A Laptop?
With so much access to information floating all around the internet, anyone can start making music or pursue any obsession with ease. Making music has become so easy to create with all the technology that we have around us and it makes it a cool hobby and a great stream of income. One of the […]