We sat down with Mike Shinoda (Linkin Park, Fort Minor) to discuss the creative process behind Meteora, how it informs his trajectory for the music he’s releasing today, his advice for budding music creators, and more.
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In this production tutorial, we try to guess the sources of some of the world’s most innovative and unexpected samples, and then flip them into a beat.
Watch us turn more Christmas samples into beats in FL Studio, and download our free MIDI files and templates to use in your own creative process.
Kaelin Ellis sat down with us to explore the infinite possibilities of sampling by creating a track built around recordings he captured with a water bottle.
Veteran producer J Melodic breaks down how he crafted Tierra Whack’s “Art Show” (from the Pokémon 25 project) and “Stand Up.”
In this video, we explore the immeasurable and everlasting impact that J Dilla (a.k.a. Jay Dee) made on sampling culture.
The Samples Choir give us an intimate look into their performances and discuss what they hope musicians will get out of their sounds.
In this video, jetsonmade, Reek Popii, and Juice sat down with us to discuss the young producer’s rise to fame and the full story behind his iconic tag.
We examine tracks by DaBaby, Jack Harlow, and Queen Naija that jetsonmade had a hand in and break down how he applies different sides of his musicality to best serve each artist.
In this beat making challenge, we flip two Christmas songs (The Emotions’ “What Do The Lonely Do At Christmas?” and Issac Hayes’ “The Mistletoe and Me”) into smooth beats in FL Studio.
We examine tracks by G-Eazy, Drake, and Lil Baby that OZ had a hand in and break down how he applies different sides of his musicality to best serve each artist.
We examine tracks by Vince Staples, Joji, and Ed Sheeran that Kenny Beats had a hand in and break down how he applies different sides of his musicality to best serve each artist.