Tutorials / 12 January 2021

Beats from scratch: How to produce a beat like The Neptunes on BandLab

The Neptunes Tutorial

If you looked up the list of songs The Neptunes produced, you’ll probably have a few “that was them!?” moments. In the early 00s you could barely get through a few hours on the radio without hearing the signature sounds of the production duo of Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo.

Their heavy use of synthesizers and modulation and polyrhythmic percussions became so influential, it changed the sound of pop music forever.

In this video tutorial, we show you how to put together a beat that is inspired by the game changing music production of The Neptunes right here on BandLab’s web Mix Editor.

Fork the beat we created in the video below to start your own track inspired by The Neptunes.

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