How to Make a Beat: The Basics (Part 1)

Do you want to start making beats but not sure of where to start? Chuck Sutton shares music making 101, In this video, you are taken right through the song creation process from scratch. Start with how to get samples and how to track your drum samples in a Digital Audio Workstation (DAW). Next, learn music production techniques that include changing the pitch, length and timing of samples to make your track stand out. Finally, learn how to build layers, add melodic elements and bring in the bass to finalize your work.

How to make a beat iZotope style. You can also learn music production and music making skills through this video.  Enjoy  the video.

Stay tuned for the next video in this two part series on how to improve beats further.

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How to Make a Beat: Volume 1

The Timings

  • 0:00 Intro
  • 0:52 Start with the basics: samples and DAW
  • 1:42 Building out the snare drum
  • 2:35 Making a basic hi-hat pattern and creating accent marks
  • 3:19 Pitch, length, and timing of samples
  • 3:31 Adding kick drum pattern
  • 4:05 Layering beat tracks
  • 5:17 Adding melodic elements
  • 5:49 Creating the bass line and adding it to the beat
  • 7:25 Experiment with variation in your beat
  • 8:43 Outro

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How to make a beat iZotope style. You can also learn music production and music making skills through this video.  Enjoy  the video.
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If you are passionate about beat making and music production as a whole, you will want to check out this channel. I will also be making a post on, what I believe are the best music production YouTube channels. YouTube is a crucial place to find great information from industry experts on a wide range of different subjects. Music is no difference.

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