In this installment of In the Loop, we walk through how to recreate the grooves in The Weeknd’s “Blinding Lights,” SZA’s “Good Days,” and Cardi B’s “Up.”
Learn about what polyrhythms are, popular use cases of the technique, and why you should care about them as a music producer.
Learn how you can use Beatmaker to quickly get up-and-running with rhythm and produce some of your best grooves yet.
Learn about the history, anatomy, and sounds of South Asian percussion instruments spanning the mridangam, ghatam, chenda, and more.
Songwriter, vocalist, and producer Nick Ward tells us about his creative process and three ways producers can craft their own sonic identity.
Veteran producer and beat maker krs. discusses some of the most important music production tips he has picked up across his career.
From adding flavor to hi-hat rolls to making use of foley in creative ways, we explore five music production techniques for improving our drums.
Up-and-coming producer Xavi gives us an inside look into how he produced the beat for Ariana Grande’s chart-topping single, “34+35.”
Learn about how to create original drum patterns in genres spanning lo-fi hip hop to metal, and download our free MIDI files to dive even deeper.
From manipulating velocity to adding ghost notes, learn about three key techniques that will help you humanize your MIDI drums.
In this tutorial video, learn how you can create chords, hooks, and beats in Ableton Live 10 without any extensive experience with music theory.
Sarah, The Illstrumentalist gives us an inside look into how she crafted a lo-fi hip hop beat using Serato Sample and Splice Sounds.