How to make a boom bap beat in 10 minutes

Working under a time constraint when producing music can be a great way to hone your workflow and build confidence in your creative decisions.

In the video above, we took this idea to the test by ‘speed running’ a boom bap track in under ten minutes.

We kicked off the challenge by using the Splice Beatmaker to record and perform a classic boom bap rhythm. From there, we loaded up Arutria’s Emulator II V to track some string stabs, and supported those with a sub bassline. Lastly, we topped off our beat with some samples we quickly auditioned using Splice Bridge, and gave the whole composition a vintage atmosphere with some gritty vinyl noise from XLN Audio’s RC-20 Retro Color. Throughout the whole process, the effects plugins from Arturia’s FX Collection 2 were indispensable in allowing us to mold our sounds on the fly.

How do you think we did? What other genres do you want to see us speed run on our YouTube channel next? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below, and check out our other speed runs here.

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June 18, 2021

Nick Chen Content Marketing @ Splice. Nick Chen is a producer, performer, and educator under the aliases "nickthechen" and "Enix."