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Chipppychipppp

YouTube Just look up whatever question you have in the moment, don’t try to watch combined tutorials Thru that, you’ll stack up knowledge Give it 2 weeks and you’ll end up learnin some basics of EQ and Compression and leveling and shit Yk


Temporary_Effort_645

Really appreciate man Whats the first thing u think i should start learning?


iwannagoflex

first things first; just keep doing whatever you like i mean the ideas and the workflow the thought process / the execution these are just different terms but similar to what one does in the process of makin music cuz' once you get the gist of it ngl, you gonna be fast asf' imo' beginners ideas are smth more valuable than polishing it afterwards and as you know "it's better done than perfect" / you gotta hone your sounds afterwards but first put em' into the playlist/piano-roll and stuff and focus on just bringing them into the daw through your head. it's just like writing stuff in a notebook like in school - why do you think we say writing music cuz' i think that's where it all started - just don't get lost in the internet howto's rather look at it when you need them like somebody mentioned only do when you need to cuz' there's so many tuts and stuff that you might get lost in the idea of how-to and get in the loop of creating that perfect track when for real there's no perfect track there's just the meta thingy you do. with all that said; top it off with some eq/ comp/ mixing and mastering - trust me you're good to go. put it up on youtube or soundcloud or take time to do an ep and introduce yourself to your fans. your style may fetch you some listeners who soon may wanna ask more of it and would become fans sooner than you think. and finally! in the process of doing music just make sure you complete/finish tracks and call it a day cuz' it's important to finish stuff - it's smth you'd develop while you pursue it- i wish you all the best bro. and do collab with whoever you want to cuz' you can do whatever dafuq you want to. and finally listen to music - don't just make it do listen to your favorite artists stuff - discover new music and get back at it. i hope you have an amazin time my friend! xD


takemetodeath

Learn as you go: just create. When you come across a problem you find or something you want to learn, learn it. You will find that making beats and learning a DAW is much like learning an instrument in that it takes an immense amount of time and repetition to get the hang of. Most of all, try to have fun. If it feels like a chore, you are not doing it right. Unless you like chores, then have at it.


Chipppychipppp

EQ and don’t clip lmao Make sure your kick is the loudest in the mix and that includes the 808 Cut lows out of all Melodies too


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breyerw

A complete beginners not gonna know what soft clipping is


Temporary_Effort_645

Alright thats what imma start with thanksss


Jcastro97

The first thing you should focus on is just making bad songs.. they are gonna be shitty but I promise it’ll get better.. and when you have a question, do your best to google it and apply what you learn


Temporary_Effort_645

Yeah makes sense my objective gotta be learning for noww


Jcastro97

Be patient also.. I’m 2 years in and things are finally clicking


XRR15

The snare tends to go alongside the kick in terms of loudness. Both are short transients and can afford to be louder than something like a long sustained bass note.


SeparatedNose

You’re in for a long, potentially frustrating road, which is why you always have to remind yourself of one thing: this is supposed to be fun!


zyhls

Dont spend too much time on each beat / making the patterns, you can always just save it and make another one.


dielawn87

Just to add to this, don't even try making full beats early on. Spend time just trying to apply new techniques and ideas everytime you open FL and building a proverbial wheelhouse of skills. You don't have enough in your toolkit yet to make good tracks, but you'll get there a whole lot quicker by learning more and more techniques.


Temporary_Effort_645

Thats a nice advice thanks man i will for sure


AlternativeAd2169

I I personally don't agree with"not trying to finish your beats." Try your best to finish what you start. It's ok if you don't... but at least try. Just remember to keep shit relatively simple.


mondillinger

Learn the difference between "producing" and "beatmaking" if you have not had the opportunity to do the research on it yet. I think that particular aspect of the profession goes unnoticed, and I often see that those who know the difference use it as a way to degrade others who don't. If you'd like me to elaborate I'd be happy to.


Temporary_Effort_645

Yess ofcc im all ears man


mondillinger

Put simply, "beat making" is the process of literally just making the beat lol. You open up whatever software you use, throw some sounds together, bounce it down and present it/send it out to be used by the artist. Not all producers are beat makers (i.e. DJ Khaled), and not all beat makers are producers (i.e. a lot of beat makers signed under major producers). Producing involves being a part of the process from "creation to consumption." This involves making/selecting the beat, helping the artist bring the concept together (brainstorming, songwriting, etc.), coaching the artist through the recording process by telling them when they don't give a good enough take or when they need to keep a great take that they want to scrap (which takes confidence, a lot of artists push back but you have to show through your skill that you know what you're talking about), providing feedback on the mix, being the engineer yourself in some cases (like myself), essentially being present through the entire creative process. I'll give you a real world example of my own. I was listening to an old school song, and a female artist I am working with had a dope story about an experience she had that happened to fit the theme of the song. When I showed her the original track, she did not like it AT ALL, but I painted the picture of the parallel that I recognized in the situation and I told her "trust me." I made the beat as she was sitting there, paying attention to her body language as a sort of silent feedback (in my experience, asking "do you like this" gives off an aura of uncertainty and negatively effects the artists' confidence in the project), and before I knew it she was bobbing her head and writing lyrics. She largely writes her own music, but I helped with arranging some lines and a couple other words here and there. We then went to the studio, we "set the vibe" with a couple shots and some funny conversation just to get her into a fun/productive headspace (UNDERRATED BUT IMPORTANT SKILL IN PRODUCING), and started recording. I was the engineer for the track, and did a "studio" mix (quality presentation, but not the final mix) on the spot afterward. I had her redo certain lines multiple times, and some parts we're scrapped entirely. I Rearranged the structure of the beat during the recording process, removed some bits of the sample that no longer fit the picture we were painting, and in the end, everyone who heard the track, from other creatives/managers/industry people to my own family, loved it. Every artist is different, and as the producer its your job to know how to set the stage for it all and see it through; you're basically like the director. You have multiple skills, and you use yours like a Swiss Army knife. I personally chose to be an engineer because its the road less travelled and gets me in rooms/situations that most producers/beatmakers can't get into. There is a great series called Soundbreaking that phenomenally breaks down the roles of a producer and different producers throughout history. I have given a specific example unique to me, and not all of my artists are like that, but I wanted to really outline the depth of difference between the two, hope this helps! P.S. - The most important skill you can have as a producer is to trust your ear. Listen to lots of different types of music, Understand vocal performance and what it means to convey emotion through that performance in various ways, etc. The more you know, the more versatile you become, the more valuable you become. There are a million beat makers nowadays, but far fewer "true" producers.


chromatic19

like everyone said look up tutorials, mess around in your daw, start learning the basic building blocks, etc. but also just know that at first you’re gonna suck, but that’s part of it. this shit is hard and it takes a long time (years) to really get up to like “average” level of quality. if you’re talented it could be quicker, but no matter what along the way you’ll get frustrated with what you’re making vs. what you’re imagining. that’s ok, and over time with more practice you’ll close the gap more and more as you develop all the skills required to put together a full, quality song as long as you keep creating, practicing, learning, etc. it will come. it feels slow and at times like you’re stuck, but the skills are always developing


IFreakyZz

Just watch nick mira streams and your set copy what he does learn why he does this and why he does that etc. learn how to level and eq And also sound selection is a big part for example Luger slap clap Hit 1 hihat Spinz 808 Open hat Sizzle snare And rack kick Thats a combo that 95% of producers use in almost every beat Also experiment with other kicks and claps and snares dont limit yourself but yea I been making beats for 4 years and im constantly learning things


bryantlaw314

Work hard, but have fun.. set your mood.. cut off your phone. Try not to listen to too much new stuff that’s out right now. Stay self motivated. Find your style 💯


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YouTube and make sure you start and finish all your projects, if you leave it for a while make sure to come back.


Darkmage4

Practice really does make perfect. Just keep doing it, and you'll improve. Like someone said. Watch tutorials on the in the moment question. When you watch a tutorial that does everything. It gets confusing. Sometimes I'll watch the same video over a few times until I fully understand it. I've been doing this since beginning of 2021, and my beats have been improving. They're not that good. But not bad either. Released a few actually. But, I honestly could have waited to release. However, to my best ability. I think it sounds good. I'm just to harsh on myself. You're gonna encounter that a lot too. Being to hard on yourself.


nopriest

Start uploading your beats to YouTube early. Yes, the first beats won't be the best but you'll get feedback, make friends along the way, and slowly build a fan base while you're learning. By the time you get good, you'll already have a couple fans, maybe even a hundred, that might buy your beats. You won't get into a situation where you're good but don't have any fans and need to go through the long process of building a fan base from scratch.


nokenito

Keeep making music and finish the fucking song. And do not listen to everyone’s criticisms, some people, yes! Most others, no. Do your style, but if your style sucks, listen to others and mimic, then once you have mimicked, add your twist or flair and grow from there. You gotta make what people like to eventually make money at it. Remember, it is a business. Without listeners, followers and fans… it’s just you in your moms basement.


Purgatory86Xx

Try not to use any effects until you NEED to. Stick to eq to cut out lows out of melodys to give kicks n bass their own frequency range. Over processing is a problem new producers have


Crimm444

How tf is he supposed to know when he needs to use effects? I think he should experiment with different effects, see how it makes things sound. Trial and error, plus it's fun as fuck.


Purgatory86Xx

Maybe you don’t understand the word NEED. Why would you put compression on something for no reason? Why would you put anything on something if you don’t need it? All it’s gonna do is have his mix sounding like shit and he’s gonna wonder why. He asked for advice not some stupid ass comment like “just try throwing shit on everything” yeah great advice guy 👍🏻


iwannagoflex

>Soundbreaking lol yeah you both are asking to do the same but in different ways; for someone like me my tracks are hella swinging on fx that i think are messing up the track and are useless to some point but it gives an edge if used properly and how i got into using fx was just fooling around the mixer tab - the key here is not to overdo it. too may fx is clearly a no-go - trust me it may sound great to us while in the making but is hella confusing for someone who listens it for the first time unless there's some key-things you do which are incorporated in your style! xD


ChordataMusic

Dont neglect music theory and mixing. A good mix can make or break a song and after youve done it a few times its pretty simple for what a producer would need to do with it as long as you put in the effort to learn the skill. I rap as well as produce and a beat not being well mixed could be enough to make me not wanna use it anymore. With music theory its easy to find people being like YOU DONT NEED MUSIC THEORY TO MAKE BEATS😡😡😡 but a lot of the time they either know music theory just fine and want a clickbait title or they make the same trash lil baby type beat every day. LEARN. MUSIC. THEORY. You dont have to be the next Stevie Wonder, but if you dont know what a 9th chord is, youre gonna struggle making west coast beats. If you dont know about inversions, your chord progressions can easily get boring. If you dont know what root notes are, your bassline is gonna sound like doo doo. These are all basic things you could learn easily if you actively look for it and it can both fix major issues in your beats and help you have more creative freedom with them, even if you end up using loops/samples more often. I think the easiest way to do this is to hold off on using loops for the first few months as you produce and pick up some independent skill making melodies and everything, then experiment mixing loops with what you learned. I cant with this "no music theory" rhetoric dude like imagine Zaytoven if he didnt know theory like bruh. If you couldnt tell I have a lot of feelings about that so moving on, heres a small list of youtubers i recommend: - Kenny Beats (He streams on twitch as well. He works with a lot of major artists) -Chambers Mixed It (Also works with some major artists and is good at going in depth with what hes doing. Also funny as hell.) -You Suck at Producing (Awesome tutorials about a wide range of concepts) -Praxi Plays // J. Rent (Both make good type beat tutorials) -Aiden Kenway (Remakes popular songs and goes in depth to what techniques were used to make them) -BroBeatzTV (Tutorials over a wide range of elements of making trap) -Help Me Devvon (Awesome mixing and mastering tutorials) Also a pot of plugin companies will have youtube channels with good tutorials on them. Theyre all ads for their products so their will be some ass kissery in them but the information is usually solid. Btw: Be careful about scammers. This is an artistic field, so its regular that someone wants to take advantage of your aspiration for cash. Just know that if it sounds too good to be true it probably is and if they are charging you $1000 to take their course on how to get rich, know you can probably find much more (and much more accurate) information in a book for $29.99. Have fun on your producer journey!


Temporary_Effort_645

Thank you man there s a lot of great advices I really can use here really appreciate it ill start by getting into the music theory seems really important


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pepe_iz_kuzine

yeah, it is exactly how i learned it


empathetical

DON'T go ham crazy buying a ton of VST's and gear thinking it will make you start shitting out gold beats in no time. Best bet is to learn your DAW top to bottom, 1 synth and just use your stock plug-in's. It's easy to want to start buying everything you see. I read from other producers too... you become more creative and learn better with less. \-Another great tip... don't spend too much time on 1 element when making a song. if you have an idea and you just sit there fine tuning each element as you add them, you will lose the grand picture. Create your canvas/general idea then go back and fine tune it all.


nomadic_farmer

Just get at it. Start fiddlin' n diddlin'.


SnooCupcakes1354

Don't give up #dattebayooo


10-flip

This guide belongs to [BroBeatzTV](https://www.youtube.com/c/BroBeatzTV/featured), I hope it helps you... 1). Only 2 VSTS (whatever you load, dont change for that session..if you load a trash plugin... Oh well!) 2). 808, Kick, Clap, Snare, Hihat (5 Drums Only) 3). Spend Only 10-15 Min Each.. then keep it moving 4). Chord format only (focus on the big picture.. no fancy notes. strums, flams, melodies etc..use the 1/2 beat OR 1 Beat grid only for chords) 5). When making multiple beats, never use the same patterns for the drums. 6). If you have a stupid idea, try it out. 7). When time is up, move on. Come back later and only spend a few minutes tweaking. Dont do too much because this will be tracking your progress so you can come back in a few weeks and see how you improved. 8). When you come back to a beat, only add 1 VST & 2 PERCs ONLY! Nothing else! MIXING: Dont focus on EQs, focus on leveling your sounds. dont add any fx or anything. just level them. This is important BENEFITS: \- This is going to help improve your Sound Selection since you are limited on sounds. \- Your leveling/mixing will improve as well. \- The creativity you have when creating drum patterns will get better as well because of the constraints. \- Your workflow will improve tremendously from this.-Being able to make better decisions when creating melodies/chords (use chord format only) \- There are other but these are the main benefits.


tyoe3x

Focus on Ur craft not on Money


Odd_Raspberry6561

Use halftime, and lots of reverb


pepe_iz_kuzine

in the nutshell


Crimm444

Watch youtube videos, get a friend who you can make beats with and share knowledge with. Be patient, getting to a point where you make great tracks will take some time. Don't get discouraged if you make bad beats, we all have made them and still make!


NotYoosh

More plug-ins and vst's will not make you produce better. When I first started, I was always looking for plugins that the top producers used and did not focus much on my music production. So my tip for you is that you should produce with the plugins you currently have and not worry about getting new ones. Later when you get better you can get new plug-ins and vst's.


z_s_2000

Don’t overdo stuff. Best advice I’ve heard.


cainscarwastaken

always experiment. when you’re creating something of your own, there’s no such thing as a bad idea.


psyk1509

You cant rush greatness. Take your time with learning and making new stuf, and dont get discouraged when you start to feel like you cant do it, all of us go through that negative shit.


Snoo-62304

there is no rules


cbloom8

Learn your DAW. Being comfortable with your tools will make it easier to transfer your ideas into music. Practice a lot and don’t worry about trying to replicate certain sounds you hear on other songs. Make music, make bad songs, and you will get better.


pepe_iz_kuzine

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dielawn87

I don't understand this advice, compression is probably the most important mixing technique after panning and leveling.


chromatic19

lmao fr any pro level producer will say eq and compression are arguably the two most important effects in your toolkit


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dielawn87

It just seems odd to not learn. It's not that difficult to understand and it's incredibly important if you want to make tracks that hit hard


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AlternativeAd2169

Learning compression isn't rocket science. Get a good BASIC compressor to learn with and watch a compression masterclass on YouTube.


pepe_iz_kuzine

its not like magic bruh, need to hear it first


pepe_iz_kuzine

it really is


Temporary_Effort_645

Really didn’t expect all this feedback really appreciate it yall


tibbon

Your ears are your most important gear, and hold the answer to most of your questions. Mixing with your eyes is as dumb as painting with your ears There are no formulas. Most tricks and rules work maybe 60% of the time, but your ears can always work


SHO710

Here’s the first thing to know If a track has a little red button next to it that means it can record notes it the red button isn’t activated any notes played either on a midi keyboard or a regular computer keyboard will not be recorded. So if it isn’t recording notes or you don’t hear sound this is why, also make sure to leave “info “ on within your daw, many daws have this feature which helps explain what each device or effect is, and what is does when you mouse over it


Bullshiticide

Export mixdowns, upmixes, and bounce outs to 24bit .wav, 16bit/32bit float .wav for your final master, finished stems


SnooAvocados2102

do it for the right reasons


soprano4150

based on my experience (m still beginner btw)first of all you need to learn the basics of music theory and how things work for instance what is a scale, to be in key, chord progression what chords do sound good what other chords you can play with your key chords,inversion ... this will help you build a nice structure for your song. mixing also is very important don't underestimate it, it plays a big role on how your beat will sound if you skip it you gonna miss a lot of possible improvements. also the drum pattern is important you need to be able to come up with some nice drum patterns i think that's all and you got to train your ear in order to make good choices while selecting the sounds one last thing bro if your looking for tutorials on youtube use the filter and choose videos that are longer than 20min that way you gonna get videos that goes in detail for what you're looking for avoid the 5min videos at the beginning wish you all the best and don't forget consistency is the key


Accomplished_Soft_23

Sosig


MalMal7

As everybody here has stated. It take time. Music production has a steep learning curve. And it takes a lot of hours before it starts feeling like "fun" or before you make anything remotely decent sounding.


Bullshiticide

Put your EQ AFTER compression in your chain.