DECAP (DaBaby, Eminem) makes a beat from scratch

DECAP is a multi-platinum, Billboard-charting producer who has been at the forefront of shaping modern hip hop, R&B, and pop music.

Known for his innovative production and sound design chops, DECAP’s credits include the likes of DaBaby, Anderson .Paak, Beyoncé, and Eminem. He’s also the founder of Plugins That Knock and Drums That Knock—collections of plugins and sample packs that have enabled producers everywhere to access his iconic sonic signature.

In celebration of the release of the tenth pack in the Drums That Knock series, DECAP sat down with us on the Splice YouTube channel to showcase how he makes a beat from scratch in Ableton Live, incorporating some sounds from Drums That Knock X.

“Thank you guys for rocking with me—this was fun,” DECAP says. “Make sure you download Drums That Knock X and make some fire with it.”

What’s your favorite track produced by DECAP? What else would you like to see him create? Let us know in the comments section of the video, and subscribe to the Splice YouTube channel for more tips, tutorials, and insights.


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July 29, 2023

Harrison Shimazu

Harrison Shimazu is a composer, content strategist, and writer who’s passionate about democratizing music creation and education. He leads the Splice blog and creates music as Namaboku.