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Ableton Live, one of the most popular and powerful programs you will find in the ongoing “DAW Wars” that producers have been waging since we started recording on computers.But we’re not here to debate what DAW is the best, because at the end of the day the only thing that matters is the producer behind the DAW.… And the samples...

The original Roland 808 drum machine was introduced in 1980, and ever since, the 808 kick sound has become arguably one of the most iconic and widely recognized sounds in music production. These days, the 808 drum kit is still used everywhere and especially in modern hip hop music. Even if it isn’t a direct sample from the original 808...

Classic hip hop producers like J Dilla, 9th Wonder, Havoc, Pete Rock, and DJ Premier all innovated their own sampling techniques and early hip hop productions which to this day hip hop producers have been trying to replicate. The use of hard hitting kicks on the downbeat and snappy snares and rimshots on the upbeat are one of the defining...

Drum Loops are one of the most important tools in every music producer’s toolkit, especially in those times when you’re about to dive into a new genre you’re unfamiliar with.We’re also incredibly lucky to live in an era where editing and mangling loops is extremely easy. You can come up with something fresh, or simply use them as a starting...

The success that Lofi music has seen all across the board in recent months is pretty much undeniable. Nowadays almost everyone is familiar with “lofi hip hop: beats to relax/study to”, so it’s an amazing genre to have under your belt as a music producer. Whether you want to create Lofi hip hop or lofi house music, in this style...