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Producing music is all about routine, in the sense that once you get used to working a certain way in the studio, you're all set and nothing's going to change that. However, sometimes the way you do things in the studio might not be the best way, or there may be situations where you will need to do a few tricks.
It might be in a professional recording studio, or in your home studio where you're laying down tracks, but regardless, learning a few new tricks will definitely help you out of a jam or even improve your workflow. Here are five of these tricks.
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When selling your beats, there are many factors in play such as the price of the beat, doing revisions based on the client's needs, building a relationship with the client, etc.
But beat sales would not be possible if you didn't have some sort of order in place, such as keeping track of all your beat sales. Some might just keep all their emails so they can see who they sold beats to, but the best way is with a spreadsheet. myFlashStore offers a feature where it keeps track of what you sold, but you could also do one yourself.
These are 5 reasons why you should keep track of your beat sales:
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Recently, Akai released their iMPC app that allows you to produce music, specifically to make beats, on your iPad. At first it seemed that it was just something that you could do to jot down some ideas, but it actually looks like something that you can have at the center of your studio. Some producers choose to have a very simple setup in their studio, and some would rather have lots of keyboards and racks.
Regardless of which setup you choose to have, as a producer you will spend a lot of time and money purchasing the right equipment for your studio, and learning it as well. What you might forget, and mostly it's your clients that don't realize, is that your recording setup, along with many other factors, affects your pricing.
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Zero-crossing in an audio waveform is the spot where the audio crosses the zero point. Pretty self-explanatory, no? However, there are some issues to relying on zero-crossing, and that is why I always recommend focusing on using fades to get rid of unwanted "clicks".
Some may argue that it's much "cleaner" to use zero-crossing, but it can also depend on what software you're using, and at times it can be difficult to figure out. This is why fading is the best option.
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In a recent debate I had with a few producers, we realized that music styles come and go, and styles change. Music fans will cling on to whatever genre is popular, no matter how dumb the sound may be.
But there are some forms of music that always seem to stick around, no matter what. Rock, Jazz, Hip Hop, etc. are all genres that have a huge following, yet they morph into variations of themselves. This is why it's important to have your own style.
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As mentioned in Part 1 of this article, here is part 2 where I continue to give you a heads up on how to make your beat a big hit. This doesn't mean that these steps will guarantee you a big hit, but it can definitely push you in the right direction.
Here we go!
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I can still remember the day: it was warm, I was fed up, and I wanted something new. It was 1998 and my CD walkman had died on me and I needed to change things up and get the next best thing. Off to the store I went to buy a new one, but that's not all.
I knew I had to bring my trusty Sony headphones and my Xzibit CD in order to test some of these players out, because that's just what you do when you buy a new walkman.
Did you know that you could also do the same when it comes to your mixing?
Tagged in: beat making mixing tips
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Listening and critiquing beats is something I have been doing for years, and every single time I still hear the same mistakes being made. Not every producer is perfect, and not everyone has the skills to make amazing music, but there are some basic foundation principles that need to be applied in order to make your beat a big hit.
These are six ways you can make a hit (hopefully!):
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It's common knowledge between producers that artists like to buy beats with hooks. The problem is, it's not so easy for producers to offer beats with hooks because of one simple fact: we need a singer! The second problem is, even if we find a singer, they may be expenses or tricky to work with in terms of actually recording the hook. The ideal situation will be to find a singer who is good, versatile, can write lyrics, record, mix AND can offer this service at a low price. 

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