How to make a ‘ type beat’

Today, we’re going to make a ‘ type beat.’

You might be wondering what exactly a type beat is – in the tutorial video above, we essentially take audio recordings of various words from and flip them into drums, melodies, basses, and more. We specifically used Serato Sample to help us transform our recordings and map them across the MIDI keyboard, but you can give this challenge a shot yourself with any sampler.

While we approached this challenge as nothing more than a fun experiment, we actually ended up being quite happy with our result. Hopefully, the video gives you some ideas around how you can get creative with your sampling and sound design.

Which word was your favorite in the context of the track? What kind of production challenge would you like to see us tackle next? Let us know in the comments section of the video, and subscribe to the Splice YouTube channel for more tips and insights.

Explore royalty-free sounds from leading artists, producers, and sound designers:

October 17, 2020

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