Inspired by an impressive and eclectic mishmash of sounds spanning decades, The Weeknd has crafted his own unique genre of music. It’s hard to pinpoint a specific style when his music is so complex, but many of The Weeknd fans will know him best for his hard hitting ’80s synth-filled beat and cinematic keys.

Taking inspiration from The Canadian artist himself and his many chart topping hits, we’ll show you how you can create a beat in the style of The Weeknd – right here on BandLab’s web Mix Editor. Best part – it’s completely free. No hidden costs, paid content, or limitations in quality.

You can Fork the full BandLab project below to start your very own The Weeknd-inspired track.

Subscribe to the BandLab YouTube channel for more updates, tutorials, and more. We’ll be dropping more videos in the coming weeks – there’ll be more tutorials on how to create beats from some of your favorite artists!

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