Sometimes when you’re at the foot of the hill, starting a track can seem like an impossible task. We wanted to point you in the right direction and give you a few ways you can get into it.
Beat Making Basics
Welcome to Beat Making Basics. This is a series where we’re going to detail the beginning, middle and end of making a track. All of what’s discussed here is easy to do in Serato Studio. We hope you learn something and progress in your beat making journey. If you ever have any technical issues with your software, don’t hesitate to email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Producers listen to music differently than others. Picking parts out, identifying instruments and samples and understanding how soundscapes are achieved will turn you into a student of the game. This is how to get your head around active listening.
Understanding how and where to use FX on your samples is a crucial skill to creating a more professional sounding track. Here’s the rundown on the FX you can use in Serato Studio, and the difference they make.
You don’t need music theory to have an understanding of what key is, but we thought we’d run you through some basics. Plus, with Serato Studio’s ‘Play in Key’ and ‘Auto Chords’ modes, it’s never been easier.
Your choice in chord progression can dictate the whole feeling of your track. Knowing what chords to choose to capture a certain mood is important. Here, we’re going to show you how to do it.
You’re almost there, you just need to tie a ribbon on the box. This is how to get over the finish line and wrap up your beat.
The bells and whistles end of beat making. Learn how to shape the sound of your track with a range of FX, all available in Serato Studio.