You know the feeling when you hear a beat and you’re like “that’s definitely (insert artist name here)”? How do artists get that to level – where the beats they make become that recognizable and iconic? One of the first producers we think of who has created countless immediately recognizable beats is Timbaland.
A Timbaland production is hard to miss. The influential producer made a name for himself by having a knack for manipulating samples from a wide range of genres. He prefers to rely on sampling, rather than traditional instruments like the keyboards, guitars or bass. Unusual arrangements, sounds, vocal samples – these became a highly-copied sound in the mid-90s, and that style got stars like Jay-Z, Justin Timberlake, Nelly Furtado, Missy Elliot and many more flocking to him to collaborate.
In this video tutorial, we’ll show you how to create a beat like the legendary Timbaland right here on BandLab’s free online web Mix Editor
Think you’ve got what it takes to be a beat maker like Timbaland? Fork the beat created in our video below to start your own Timbaland inspired track.
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