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BEAT BREAKDOWN: CREATING DR. DRE’S “STILL D.R.E.” IN FL STUDIO – PART 2 – THE MELODY

July 30, 2018 - By 

In a series of beat breakdowns and tutorials, I will be teaching you, with this article, how to re-produce the melody of Dr. Dre’s classic, “Still D.R.E,” with FL Studio 12. Before beginning with the steps in this article, make sure you followed my instructions on read more


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Beat Breakdown: Creating Dr. Dre’s “Still D.R.E.” in FL Studio – Part 1 – The Drumbeat

July 22, 2018 - By 

In a series of beat breakdowns and tutorials, I will be showing you, with this article, how to produce Dr. Dre’s classic “Still D.R.E” in FL Studio 12. Please note that this section of the article contains instructions on how to produce the drums for “Still D.R.E. read more


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Get a FREE copy of GOON LOOPS 2 by araabMUZIK with any purchase on License Lounge between July 20th and July 26th.

July 20, 2018 - By 

Get a FREE copy of GOON LOOPS 2 by araabMUZIK with any purchase on License Lounge between July 20th and July 26th. No coupon necessary, we’ll email you the EP on July 27th!    


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Popular Samples in Rap Music: Songs Sampling Michael Jackson

July 10, 2018 - By 

It’s undeniable that Michael Jackson is the King of Pop, and his influence is everywhere. Hip-hop recognizes Jackson’s legacy by sampling and interpolating his work over the years. Naughty by Nature – “OPP” (1991) MJ Song Sampled: “ABC” (Jackson 5) Thi read more


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Uploading a Single to Spotify, iTunes, and Other Streaming Platforms

July 6, 2018 - By 

Want to send your original music to Spotify, iTunes, YouTube, Amazon, Google Play, and other streaming platforms? 1 USE CD BABY CD Baby now allows you to sync your music to the above streaming outlets, including CD Baby itself. 2 GO TO CDBABY.COM When you see the CD Bab read more


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Popular Samples in Rap Music: Songs Sampling “Funky Drummer” by James Brown

June 27, 2018 - By 

James Brown may have pioneered funk, but his legacy has another side to it. Parts of his music have been sampled in many songs over the years. One notable sample of Brown’s is the drumbreak in his 1970 track, “Funky Drummer.” The break is at 5 minutes and 15 secon read more


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Beat Breakdown: The Melody of DMX’s “Ruff Ryders Anthem” – Part 2

June 20, 2018 - By 

In a series of beat breakdowns and production tutorials, this article will teach you how to compose the melody of DMX’s “Ruff Ryders’ Anthem” with FL Studio 12.  If you are looking to create the drumbeat to Ruff Ryders Anthem check out our previous Beat Brea read more


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Beat Breakdown: Creating The Drumbeat of DMX’s “Ruff Ryders Anthem”

June 14, 2018 - By 

In a series of beat breakdowns and production tutorials, this article will teach you how to compose a clone of the drumbeat of DMX’s “Ruff Ryders Anthem” with FL Studio 12. Note: The version I’m having you compose with FL Studio 12 is not identical to the dr read more


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Popular Samples in Rap Music: Songs That Sample “Funky Worm” By The Ohio Players

May 29, 2018 - By 

“Funky Worm” by the Ohio Players is a 1973 funk hit most remembered for its commonly sampled high-pitched synth (used to imitate the sound of a worm’s slithering). Today, that synth is a staple of a sub-genre of hip-hop called “G-Funk.” Although that sample was em read more


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How To Create A 6/8 Beat Using Audacity

May 22, 2018 - By 

Audacity is a musical composition program downloadable for free. There are limitations with this program, but they allow producers to “think outside the box.” One way we can “think about the box” is by composing a basic 6/8 drumbeat with Audacity. Here’s a sample read more


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Popular Samples in Rap Music: Songs That Sample “Slick Rick”

May 14, 2018 - By 

Once upon a time not long ago, Slick Rick was a groundbreaking, story-telling genius of a rap artist, exploding in 1985 with his influential, beat-boxed story rap, “La Di Da Di.” Later, in 1986, Rick signed to Def Jam, where he would release his 1988 debut, The Great Ad read more


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How To Create A Four-On-The-Floor Beat Using Audacity

April 30, 2018 - By 

There are many ways to compose music on a computer. If you’re familiar with my beat breakdowns, you most likely know by now that I love to use FL Studio 12 to make beats. It’s not the only program recommendable. Audacity is another commonly used software for read more