I just received the new TCustomz Productionz logo from the graphic designer. I’m still experimenting with different color schemes to match my current site, so it’s not live at TCustomz.com yet. I’m really feelin’ this one though. What do you all think?
This is a quick beat making tutorial showing you the different effects that I add to most of my sampled beats. As I mention in the video, I have talked about many of these effects before in some of my other Ableton Live tutorials, but I wanted to make a video dedicated to this.
In this video I discuss the following:
1) Pitching your Sample: Once the sample is chopped (in this case I am using an Ableton Live Drum Rack), the first thing I like to do is find the appropriate pitch and tempo for the sample. Using the transpose is an excellent way to achieve this.
2) Adding Attack to your Sample: Using an attack is recommended for most sampled beats, especially if you tend to chop your samples on an existing kick or snare drum. Adding a small attack to each of your sample slices will allow each one to quickly fade in once it is triggered. This allows space for you to create your own drum track over top of the sample without conflicting with the original drums.
3) EQ / Filtering your Sample: Filtering the bass out of your sample with a high-pass filter (HPF) is also recommended to allow room for a new bass line – unless, of course, you are planning to use the bass line from the existing sample, using a technique like low end theory. For this particular beat, I added a multiband EQ so that I could also remove some of the high frequencies from the sample.
4) Widening your Sample: Widening is technique used to take advantage of the stereo field. For more information, check my video tutorial on how to widen your sample.
5) Adding Delay / Reverb to your Sample: Lastly, I talk about adding delay and/or reverb to your sampled instrumentals. These are great effects for blending your sample chops together and making them more cohesive.
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I have heard some good things about this community so I figured it was time to give it a go. I’ve already uploaded a small portion of my instrumental catalog – hoping to have it all finished by the end of the week. Anxious to see how this pans out!
Over the past month, a hand full of my instrumentals have been doing really well in the beat brokerz charts!
Three beats in particular, “Game’s Not the Same”, “Always” and “Misery” (track 5 on the TCustomz Beat Tape Vol. 3) have hit the #1 spot in either the Old School or Underground categories, and “Misery” has been dominating both Old School AND Underground for nearly the entire week!
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