In this beat making video I step through the creation of sampled Hip Hop beat “Forever” (prod. by TCustomz).The full-length, high-quality, untagged instrumental is available for stream and license with instant delivery at www.TCustomz.com
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I just finished up a new Hip Hop beat, entitled “False Hopes”, with emcee Evidence of the Dilated Peoples in mind. And I also made a short teaser video to go along with it.
The full-length, high quality version of this beat is available for Stream or Download at www.TCustomz.com.
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- 100 total Soul & Funk Vocal Samples
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- Includes vox stabs like: “Oohs”, “Yeahs”, “Heys”, “Ows”, “Whoas”, Yells, Grunts & much more!
- Compatible on any Hardware or Software devices (including but not limited to: FL Studio, NI Maschine, Ableton Live, All Akai MPCs, Reason, Pro Tools, Logic, Cubase + MORE!)
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Video Transcript (after intro):
So what I have opened is a session from a recent beat I released on my website, entitled “City of Darkness”. In this track I use five of the vocal samples that are included in this kit. And I kind of want to explain some of the different ways you can use these sounds.
In the hook of this track, I use Vox 34 *previews sound*, Vox 38 *previews sound*, and Vox 57 *previews sound*. Now that’s how they’ll sound when you get the kit. What I did for this particular beat is also experimented with panning, delay, and transposing the samples.
I’m going to play the hook through so you can hear how the samples were used, and then I’ll break down what additional processing I did to each one. *Plays Vox Sample Demo w/ Beat*
So you can probably notice the delay that was added to each sample, just to kind of fill in the extra space.
For the first sound, Vox 38, you can notice that there are actually three distinct pieces of audio in that sample – but I only used the first part. I also added a basic delay as well as panned it slightly left so it would sit well in the mix *Plays Vox 38 w/ processing*
For the second – Vox Sample 57, I also added basic delay and panned it slightly as well. *Plays Vox 35 w/ processing*
Now, for the third sound, Vox 34, I did the pan and delay, but I also manipulated the pitch using the transpose function. The reason I did that is because the vocal sample didn’t match the key of my beat. So you can see that I pitched it up +4 half steps. *Plays beat demo while transposing Vox 34 pitch*
And later in the beat, I used two more vocal stabs – Vox 10 *plays preview* and Vox 66 *plays preview*. And here’s how they work with the beat *Plays beat demo w/ vocal stabs*
So as you can see, there’s a lot you can do with these samples. The beat playing in the outro will also demo some more sounds included in this collection.
So that’s all I have. Thanks for watching. Peace!
I was digging through some soul records and found this dope Motown sample. This beat has boom bap style drum work with my own flavor on the sample chops.
The beat is entitled “Long Way Back”, and the full-length, untagged instrumental is available for license w/ Instant Delivery at www.TCustomz.com.
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In this Ableton Live tutorial, I explain how to pitch (or transpose) a sample by mapping a global macro to be used with an Akai MPD32 or other midi controller. The great part about using Akai products (MPD32, MPK49, etc) with Ableton Live is that you instantly have access to a “local” midi map which you can use automatically. Watch the video below for a more in-depth explanation.
Drop a comment and let me know if this was helpful in any way. Or drop a request for an upcoming tutorial you would like to be covered.
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Back again with another beat making video. This time I am creating a sampled Hip Hop beat, entitled “Hiding Place”, using two samples, Ableton Live, an Akai MPD32 & MPK49. As I mention in the intro, the main sample that I use for this beat is one that I almost passed on.
A Tip for Sample-based Producers: When you dig for samples, make sure that you thoroughly listen to the songs you are considering sampling. Skimming over your sample library is an easy way to miss out on some great sounds to use in your beats. Just because you don’t find what you’re looking for in the intro, doesn’t mean you won’t find that gem you’ve been looking for later in the song.
I made this beat with The Alchemist or Evidence in mind. Any true lyrical emcee would slaughter this!
Beat Title: “Hiding Place” - Full-length/HQ/Untagged Beat available at www.TCustomz.com w/ Instant Delivery!
I just dropped a new all-composed beat, entitled “Not As It Seems”, and also shot a quick re-creation video to step through each of the instruments that were used. You can play the beat in its entirety at the end of the video, or you can preview and purchase the HQ/untagged beat with instant delivery here.
You can also choose the FREE Download option if you would like to work on a song first before purchasing a license. If you liked the video, please take a second to drop a Comment, Thumbs Up & Subscribe to the Youtube Channel.
I’m back with a new Hip Hop beat making video, where I’m sampling a soul record. I step through most of the elements that went into the beat, from chopping the sample, to laying down the drum track, to adding a couple filtered breakbeats for ambiance, and the final percussion and bass line. I also added a vocal sample for the hook which will play at the end of the video. The gear I am using is an Alienware M17x, Ableton Live 8 (DAW), Akai MPD32 (with modified pads) & an M-Audio Fast Track Ultra audio interface.
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In this beat making video, I create a new soul-sampled Hip Hop beat entitled “Been A Minute” using an Akai MPD32 and Ableton Live 8. If you like this video, please take a second to drop a Comment, Thumbs Up & Subscribe. The full-length, HQ & untagged version of this beat is available for purchase at www.TCustomz.com with Instant Delivery!
A couple years ago I bought my Akai MPD32 (upgraded from an M-Audio Trigger Finger). I did not realize, until after hooking it up to my PC, that the responsiveness of the pads was so bad. After searching this issue on the web, I found that many people were DIY modifying their MPD controllers. I modified my MPD32 within days of buying it, and I’m SO very glad that I did! The responsiveness is now awesome!
This is the step-by-step video that I used to modify my pads:
Shout out to the guy who put together this vid – a lot of really great information! In this video he is using electrical tape to fill in the gap between the pad and sensor. Or you can also buy a “pad sensitivity upgrade kit” (like this one) for your MPD controller. The kit is basically just a set of 16 rubbers squares that sit on the inside of each pad. Either method will work just fine – it’s really just a matter of preference.
I highly recommend this upgrade to anyone using one of the Akai MPD controllers – you won’t regret it!
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