Tutorials / 23 October 2020

Beats from scratch: How to create The Weeknd type beat on BandLab

Create The Weeknd beat

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!

Read more: Beats from scratch: How to create a Roddy Ricch-style beat on BandLab

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