Learn how to make beats for a song with this in-depth guide, where we cover everything from the tools you’ll need to how to sequence your own rhythms.
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Have some fun creating beats away from your DAW with our YouTube ‘Beatmaker’—simply press the number keys on your computer keyboard to play.
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Madame Gandhi tells us about her creative process, approach to sound design, advice for other producers, and more.
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Multi-platinum producer Murda Beatz (Drake, Migos) shares his creative insights and kicks off a beat battle featuring cash prizes, direct feedback, and more.
We explore the key ingredients that define lo-fi and house, and then build two quick demo tracks using Splice’s new Beatmaker and Astra plugins.
Learn how you can use Beatmaker to quickly get up-and-running with rhythm and produce some of your best grooves yet.
Let’s take a step beyond thinking about what we use, and explore ideas around how we can use both our time and our tools to create our best work.