What’s up to all this morning?…hope you are preparing to work on some hits. I’ve been up early, and I’m starting on a new beat. I was fiddling with the malstrom, trying to come up with a new sound. I thought, great idea for a post ,and a good time for a couple free sounds, freshly crafted. 🙂 This isn’t a tutorial, but some tips from me to you.
This is my starting idea for the beat…”Sept Crunk Beat2 Start”
I am using Reason, but the same techniques can be used in Fl Studio, or hardware
The quick arrangement goes something like this:
I started with strings for the chord progression F, Gm, and Am
I’ve tweaked my kick changing the pitch and layering 2,(using two different kicks instead of one)
Loaded a clap, and a snare and changed the pitch on each, and layered them as well.
Next I loaded up two “Malstrom” synth modules for a Synth type bass line and melody.
Last I added a piano for more variation.
The piano and strings are Reason factory sounds, every thing else I tweaked using the knobs on the sound modules and redrum. This is a major plus when using software synths and vst instruments. You can tweak the parameters to come up with unique sounds. The help files and manuals are your friend when it comes to adjusting the presets or starting from scratch.
In the picture above I have placed arrows on the various areas I tweaked to make my bass type synth, and melody sounds. For the drums, again, I ” twisted the knobs” on the Redrum to change the “pitch”.
“Sept Crunk Beat 2 Start” Bass line,Melody, and Drums that I tweaked
You’ll hear that my sounds are similar to those used in today’s “pop/crunk” style hip hop, yet different. The kick sounds more like a “drum-n- bass” style kick, the snare clap mix is odd, and the synths are zoid like. The Neptunes are famous for tweaking sounds, a long with many producers of techno, and house music. It has become more and more popular in hip hop when making the “dirty south” style beats.
Get creative with it. Some soft synths allow you to load your own wav files. You could record yourself humming a note, load that into your production software/hardware, tweak it, and use your voice as an instrument. Sound design is an extensive subject, but you can start today by twisting and tweaking the many knobs….
Here is the mini kit from the beat above including that new crazy kick …enjoy and Happy Beat Making..
MsBass Synth f-f whitekeys3 octaves
MsSynth c-c whitekeys 2octaves
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Pz Til Later