How To Make Beats Like The Pros

Learn to make hot rap beats and other instrumentals! Sound like the industry professionals.
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  • Length 12.5 hours
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About This Course

Published 4/2016 English

Course Description

Want to make great professional rap beats like Metro Boomin, Dr Dre, Noah 40 Shebib, Zaytoven and other Music Industry Professionals?

In this course we will be going through the process of creating different type of Rap / Hip-Hop / Trap beats and how you can accelerate your learning ability and start making beats like the greats!

This course is set up so you can go at your own pace, as well as be at any level in your music production career and still find something valuable. The course is broke down into different sections so that even if you have a busy schedule, you can still learn to make beats like the professionals and not fall behind in your everyday activities.

The course will be utilizing FL Studio as our main DAW (Digital Audio Workplace) and we will be using various third-party plugins for our sounds, but even if you don't have the exact software you can still follow along and learn KEY objective material that will benefit your music career. In this course we will be using THE EXACT SAME PLUGINS AND SOFTWARE used to make songs for:

  • Eminem
  • Future
  • Drake
  • Jay-Z
  • DJ Khaled
  • Taylor Swift
  • Gucci Mane
  • AND MANY MANY MORE

Learn the process of how producers and beat makers design professional quality beats for industry artists!


What will be covered?

  • How to make rap beats
  • What is a DAW and VSTs
  • Tempos and BPM, and how they affect a beat
  • How to structure your beat
  • How to stop making loop, and start making beats
  • Learn the exact same plug-ins and software that the Pros use
  • See how different types of beats are made
  • Basics of Mixing and Mastering (this class isn't specifically designed for this one subject)

What are the requirements?

  • Understanding the basic functions of a DAW, such as FL Studio, but other DAWs may work.
  • Having VSTs such as reFx Nexus, Native Instruments, ElectraX,etc are recommended to have the same/similar sound library, but is NOT needed.
  • Understanding Rap Music and general music knowledge would be helpful for individuals as well.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Develop and produce high quality beats & instrumentals.
  • Understand music production tricks and techniques.
  • Understand what the quality is for industry beats & instrumentals

What is the target audience?

  • 'How To Make Beats Like The Pros' is for individuals who are seeking to produce high quality beats and instrumentals and learn all the secrets the professionals use.
  • The work in this course requires individuals to have a DAW. It is also highly recommended that individuals have some popular VSTs such as reFx Nexus, Native Instruments, and such. However there is still lot of useful information that can help learning producers.
  • The best way to learn the material in the class is to work on the projects as followed in the course.

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Curriculum

Section 1: The Basics
07:21

Who am I? What will be made in the course? And am I even a good producer... Find out!

Article

Basic information about the course.

12:25

We will cover some information about the DAW, FL Studio functions and features, and basic melody structure and music theory.

18:04

The QUICK break down to mixing and mastering and what purpose it serves and some elements of mixing and mastering such as faders, pan, Eq, frequencies, compressors and limiters.

Beat Development - Structures, Tempos and Loops
Article
Section 2: Our First Rap Beat
13:18

We will be making a simple Rap beat loop in our Channel Rack, we will be using VSTs and drum samples designed by Beat It AT Productions & Publishing. Part 1 of 2

08:32

We will be making a simple Rap beat loop in our Channel Rack, we will be using VSTs and drum samples designed by Beat It AT Productions & Publishing. Part 2 of 2.

07:08

We will be going through all the elements in the channel rack /or the loop. We will be describing the VSTs and drum samples.

17:18

We will continue on our first rap beat by pulling the loop from the channel rack into the playlist, which is where we can then organize and structure the loop into a full beat and create variations.

14:45

In this lecture we cover the process of mixing  first rap beat. We will cover some basic material on music levels, and how high the maximum dB should be, as well as tricks on getting the best sounding mix. Part 1/2

07:54

In this lecture we cover the process of mastering our first rap beat. We will cover some basic material on music levels, and how high the maximum dB should be, as well as tricks on getting the best sounding master track. Part 2/2

03:43

We playback the beat we made in this Unit and summarize the process we did to make the beat.

Section 3: What Sounds The Pros Use
06:43

We will start covering some popular VSTs and sounds that industry pros are using. A good overview of some powerful third party plugins.

07:36

In this video we are covering the quality difference between FL Studio Native Plugins VS Third-Party, as well as some FL Studio Plugins that I use.

06:18

In this lecture I cover the VST Nexus and discuss some of its functions and library patches / sounds.

03:31

In this lecture I go through and cover some information about the older version of Spectranoics Omnisphere, Omnispher 1.

05:44

In this lecture I go through and cover Native Instruments' Massive and Kontakt.


04:18

In this lecture I go through the virtual instrument Electra2 or ElectraX by Tone2. I discuss some of the features this VST has.

03:58

In this lecture I will be covering the VST Dune 2. It's an effective synth based VST for EDM and Rap / Hip Hop Music.

05:10

In this lecture I cover the CRAZY intense sound design plugin Serum.

05:32

In this lecture I cover arguably the BEST piano VST out on the market called Addictive Keys.

The Monster VST List
Article
Section 4: Our Second Rap Beat
16:47

We will be making a simple trap beat loop in our Channel Rack, we will be using VSTs and drum samples designed by Beat It AT Productions & Publishing. We will be laying the ground work for our second beat.

12:13

We continue working on our second rap beat, but start the mixing and mastering process of the beat.

10:50

We create the structure to our second rap beat in this course. We structure the whole beat inside the Playlist of FL Studio 12. Part 1/2.

12:06

We create the structure to our second rap beat in this course. We structure the whole beat inside the Playlist of FL Studio 12. Part 2/2.

04:01

In this video we playback the beat we were able to make in this Unit.

Section 5: The Pros Breakdown
07:09

Introduction to our newly added section (May 2016) in which we cover the process of breaking down professional beats!

06:52

We will take a step into breaking down and looking at a remake we have made before. In the next video we will go into more detail about the beat and breakdown.

07:21

We will be looking into our first track which is a Kid Red song called Bounce, featuring Chris Brown and Migos. First Part.

08:16

We will be looking into our first track which is a Kid Red song called Bounce, featuring Chris Brown and Migos. Second Part.

Section 6: Our Third Rap Beat
20:34

In this Unit we start on our second rap beat, in which follows the 808 Mafia / Atlanta / Dark Trap Style. We will be moving on from this style after this Section.

17:53

In this section we are developing the structure in our playlist for our third rap beat.

14:58

In this Unit we work on the mix of the third beat.

08:53

Covering the mastering side of the beat and creating a fuller sound.

03:18

In this video we playback the beat we were able to make in this Unit.

Section 7: Extensive Mixing and Mastering Section
04:00

Some information regarding the Mixing & Mastering section.

03:58

Starting our Mixing and Mastering on our first example. Working with the sample.

04:33

EQing the sample, and more.

06:38

Overall mixing, and some routing / send inserts.

09:27

Finalizing the mix of our beat.

07:44

The master and final result of [Beat 1].

Section 8: Our Fourth Rap Beat
14:07

We will be making a simple old school sample based/beat loop in our Channel Rack, we will be using samples, and drum samples designed by Beat It AT Productions & Publishing. We will be laying the ground work for our fourth beat.

Our Fourth Rap Beat The Loop Part 2/2
14:18
14:49

We create the structure to our fourth rap beat in this course. We structure the whole beat inside the Playlist of FL Studio 12. Part 1/2.

09:01

We create the structure to our fourth rap beat in this course. We structure the whole beat inside the Playlist of FL Studio 12. Part 2/2.

13:45

We continue working on our fourth rap beat. This lecture I make some changes to the beat's melody and structures.

Additional Sounds & Instruments 2/2
18:52
17:07

We work on the mixing and mastering phase of our fourth rap beat.

06:52

In this video we playback the beat we were able to make in this Unit. We will also show you a unique free online mastering program called eMastered, which is designed by Grammy Award Winning Engineers and Producers.

Section 9: Misc - Additional Tools
04:10

eMastered is a free online mastering service which scans your unmastered audio tracks and creates a mastered version for you.

03:56

Obtain special midi / FL Studio Scores that I utilize when making my beats.

Section 10: Bonus - Beat Sessions
17:36

No audio instructions. I design a beat from beginning to end. This has been a video series I was doing on my YouTube channel and it has helped a lot of people since it gives them an extra insight how beats might be designed, however there are no instructions.

15:24

No audio instructions. I design a beat from beginning to end. This has been a video series I was doing on my YouTube channel and it has helped a lot of people since it gives them an extra insight how beats might be designed, however there are no instructions.

17:21

No audio instructions. I design a beat from beginning to end. This has been a video series I was doing on my YouTube channel and it has helped a lot of people since it gives them an extra insight how beats might be designed, however there are no instructions.

18:42

No audio instructions. I design a beat from beginning to end. This has been a video series I was doing on my YouTube channel and it has helped a lot of people since it gives them an extra insight how beats might be designed, however there are no instructions.

12:01

No audio instructions. I design a beat from beginning to end. This has been a video series I was doing on my YouTube channel and it has helped a lot of people since it gives them an extra insight how beats might be designed, however there are no instructions.

14:32

No audio instructions. I design a beat from beginning to end. This has been a video series I was doing on my YouTube channel and it has helped a lot of people since it gives them an extra insight how beats might be designed, however there are no instructions.

19:29

No audio instructions. I design a beat from beginning to end. This has been a video series I was doing on my YouTube channel and it has helped a lot of people since it gives them an extra insight how beats might be designed, however there are no instructions.

17:38

No audio instructions. I design a beat from beginning to end. This has been a video series I was doing on my YouTube channel and it has helped a lot of people since it gives them an extra insight how beats might be designed, however there are no instructions.

19:05

No audio instructions. I design a beat from beginning to end. This has been a video series I was doing on my YouTube channel and it has helped a lot of people since it gives them an extra insight how beats might be designed, however there are no instructions.

10:58

No audio instructions. I design a beat from beginning to end. This has been a video series I was doing on my YouTube channel and it has helped a lot of people since it gives them an extra insight how beats might be designed, however there are no instructions.

16:38

No audio instructions. I design a beat from beginning to end. This has been a video series I was doing on my YouTube channel and it has helped a lot of people since it gives them an extra insight how beats might be designed, however there are no instructions.

13:11

No audio instructions. I design a beat from beginning to end. This has been a video series I was doing on my YouTube channel and it has helped a lot of people since it gives them an extra insight how beats might be designed, however there are no instructions.

19:18

No audio instructions. I design a beat from beginning to end. This has been a video series I was doing on my YouTube channel and it has helped a lot of people since it gives them an extra insight how beats might be designed, however there are no instructions.

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Instructor Biography

St Louis MO Andrew Rapier, Music Producer & Entrepreneur

Music Producer & Entrepreneur. Owner of Beat It AT Productions & Publishing. 

Worked with numerous music industry professionals as well as trains new upcoming music producers. Accredited to 808 Mafia, Atlantic Records, Winner Cirlce Productions, BusyWorksBeats, Young Gods, GMC Mobb, Glo Gang, Coke Boys and many more. 

Have been teaching music production and beat tutorials on YouTube for over a year now, and have even done collaborated videos with Busy Works Beats on YouTube.

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