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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

How to make a Kygo style drop on BandLab
#Tutorials / 19 April 2021

Beat maker series: How to make a Kygo style drop on BandLab

There are many great artists out there, but not many can say they’ve heavily popularized an entire genre – not just any genre – but one that’s loved by the masses. We’re talking about Kyrre Gorve-ll-Dahll, better known as Kygo. And the genre he popularized? Tropical house. The genre is… Read more

How to make a jackin’ house beat on BandLab tutorial
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How to make a jackin’ house beat on BandLab

Jackin’ house music refers to high energy house tracks with a strong disco or funk influence, arguably making it the closest contemporary genre to the "classic" house music of the 80s and early 90s. The roots of jackin’ house can be traced back to the Chicago house scene of the… Read more

How to produce a Logic style beat on BandLab
#Tutorials / 12 April 2021

Beat maker series: How to produce a Logic style beat on BandLab

As a rapper whose signature move is solving a Rubik’s Cube while freestyling, Logic is definitely a little different from his hip hop counterparts. But it’s not all that surprising – the 'logic' it takes to solve a Rubik's Cube shares many things in common with his rapping style. His… Read more

How to produce a DaBaby style beat on BandLab
#Tutorials / 5 April 2021

Beats maker series: How to produce a DaBaby style beat on BandLab

One of hip hop’s biggest breakout stars in 2019, DaBaby has already got three banging albums under his belt and the North Carolina rapper doesn’t look like he’s going to take his foot off the pedal any time soon. From not knowing he went viral on TikTok to landing so… Read more

How to produce a Pop Smoke style beat on BandLab
#Tutorials / 22 March 2021

How to produce a Pop Smoke style beat on BandLab

Pop Smoke sadly joined an illustrious list of music superstar might-have-beens. Taken away from the hip hop world far too early, before we got to see him rise to the staggering heights his career promised, Pop Smoke still left behind a legacy that’s inspired millions of aspiring creators. It took… Read more

Sample flipping on BandLab
#Tutorials / 16 March 2021

Learn the art of sample flipping: 1 sample, 3 beats

Flipping a sample is a technique that’s been around since the introduction of the audio sampler. It’s a technique that revolutionized hip hop – producers like J Dilla, Madlib, DJ Shadow, Kanye and more have been taking samples and making them their own on countless hits. So what exactly is… Read more

How to produce a jump up beat on BandLab
#Tutorials / 15 March 2021

How to make a jump-up beat on BandLab

What's a jump-up beat? Jump-up is a stripped-down subgenre of drum ‘n’ bass that puts the emphasis firmly on catchy bass lines and rolling, unfussy beats. The sound of jump-up has evolved over the decades, emerging with bouncy, hip hop-infused tracks like The Ganja Crew – "Super Sharp Shooter" and… Read more

10 Ways for Musicians to Boost Their Social Following
#Tutorials / 9 March 2021

10 ways for musicians to boost their social media following

Social media is the megaphone that can make you heard around the world. From Facebook and Twitter to Instagram and BandLab, use the major social platforms the right way and you can build a global fanbase and following, fill your shows, find new collaborators and sell out your merch –… Read more

How to create a garage beat on BandLab
#Tutorials / 5 March 2021

How to create a garage beat on BandLab

An evolution of New York-style house music, garage is a UK-based genre of dance music that developed in the mid to late 90s. Initially known as "speed garage", it began as an uptempo take on the swung, shuffling rhythms of 4x4 house, and mutated into drum ‘n’ bass style "broken… Read more

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