Tutorials

How to make a classic rap beat on BandLab
#Tutorials / 21 June 2021

How to make a classic rap beat on BandLab

Rewind back to our tutorial on making a boom bap beat on BandLab, we learned that the classic sound of 80s hip-hop was dominated by drum machines – in particular the Oberheim DMX and Roland TR-808. Before this relatively affordable beat-making hardware became available, hip-hop records were often made with… Read more

How to create an Ariana Grande beat on BandLab
#Tutorials / 19 June 2021

Beat maker series: How to make an Ariana Grande style beat on BandLab

Ariana Grande is a name that dominates the musical landscape today. The kind of mega-fame that has seen numerous broken records and years of chart domination. As part of the vanguard that shifted bubblegum pop toward a more R&B and hip hop influenced sound, Ariana Grande's sound is something worth… Read more

How to make a Timbaland style beat on BandLab Mix Editor
#Tutorials / 11 June 2021

Beat maker series: How to make a Timbaland style beat on BandLab

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… Read more

How to produce a beat in the style of Dr. Dre on BandLab Mix Editor
#Tutorials / 4 June 2021

Beat maker series: How to make a Dr. Dre style beat on BandLab

The word great gets thrown around a lot these days. When’s the last time you saw the term "GOAT" on social media? In all seriousness, there are an exalted few who are truly deserving of the title. How does putting an entire genre on the map sound? We’re talking about… Read more

How to produce a Mario Judah beat on BandLab
#Tutorials / 28 May 2021

Beat maker series: How to make a Mario Judah style beat on BandLab

In this day and age of the internet and social media, there isn’t a straightforward formula to going viral. Starting off by making beats and then writing vocal hooks for artists, Mario Judah suddenly went viral overnight with his song "Die Very Rough," inspiring an explosion of memes in the… Read more

How to produce a Martin Garrix style drop on BandLab
#Tutorials / 24 May 2021

Beat maker series: How to make a drop like Martin Garrix on BandLab

Martin Garrix composed his first breakthrough hit in his attic bedroom studio. Aged just 17, his home production would go on to become on of EDM’s biggest hits ever. "Animals" was a dance floor banger that rocked the very foundations of EDM music, proving that the genre could easily reach… Read more

How to make a Polo G style beat
#Tutorials / 16 May 2021

Beat maker series: How to make a Polo G style beat on BandLab

Everyone loves a rags-to-riches story. Always a glimmering beam of hope that maybe, just maybe, I might make it big one day too. The Chicago rapper Polo G tells one of those stories. But it's no fairy tale for sure. The city he grew up in is best know for… Read more

#Tutorials / 7 May 2021

How to make a boom bap beat on BandLab

Regarded by many as the pinnacle of hip-hop, ‘boom bap’ is an onomatopoeic reference to the prominent kick and snare sounds of ‘golden age’ New York City hip-hop.  The boom bap sound can be traced back to 80s tracks such as ‎“It's Yours” by T La Rock and “I Can’t… Read more

How to make a UK drill beat on BandLab web Mix Editor
#Tutorials / 3 May 2021

Beat maker series: How to make a UK drill beat on BandLab

UK drill isn’t just another hyped-up subgenre. It's a sound that's hard to nail down, and therein lies its appeal among the producers who champion the genre. It is a chameleon – it's a sound that evolves constantly, with a beat that draws influence from unlikely sources – grime, Afrobeats,… Read more

How to make a dubstep beat on BandLab
#Tutorials / 28 April 2021

How to make a dubstep beat on BandLab

As we mentioned in our guide to making a garage beat on BandLab, dubstep evolved from UK garage music, taking the sound far from its New York house roots with the introduction of dub reggae and drum ‘n’ bass influences.  2-step garage tracks such as Ramsey & Fen’s “Luv Bug”… Read more

How to produce a Scarlxrd style beat on BandLab
#Tutorials / 23 April 2021

Beat maker series: How to make a Scarlxrd style beat

Covered in a black mask long before the rest of the world, Scarlxrd is no stranger to being different. Known for his unusual blend of trap music and heavy metal, Scarlxrd emerged from his unlikely YouTube vlogger persona to become a rising force in this genre known as trap metal… Read more

How to record vocals on your mobile phone iphone with earphones BandLab
#Tutorials / 21 April 2021

How to Record Vocals on Your Phone

Guest Blogger: Gregory A. Barker, PhD is a Co-Founder of Singdaptive and its VP of Publishing. He is also an editor, with Kathy Alexander, of The Ultimate Guide to Singing. Greg is also a Fellow at the University of Winchester, a published author with Oxford University Press, and a textbook… Read more

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