Step 1: Choosing a Sound
The first step to making lo-fi hip hop is to choose a sound. There are many things that go into making the perfect beat for hip hop music. Some of those include, drums, the use of a sampler, bass lines, guitar effects and other instruments. But one element that can make or break your music is choosing a “sound” — the beat that you want people to hear.
What do you want them to hear? The question isn’t so much whether you should choose a specific sound as it is how to find that sound. Here are five steps on how to identify the right sound for your style:
1) Identify what you want in a beat
2) Find out what kind of sounds you should use in your beats
3) Figure out where the sound comes from (refer back to step
4) Decide if you want quick or slow tempos in your beats (refer back to step 2)
Most importantly, this means having an idea on where each audio clip fits into the overall rhythm and rhythmical pattern of the song(s). In addition, each type needs its own tempo so as not to overwhelm others with its loudness/loudness ratio (this is important because sometimes certain types may not fit with others).
For example , if I wanted to make hip hop music my starting point would be strong basslines layered over various samples
Step 2: Adding the Leads
A few years ago, I wrote an article about making lo-fi hip hop. It was a fun read, but it wasn’t the most relevant source of information for many artists.
So I decided to create a resource on how to make chill music.Now that you’re in this space and have some background knowledge, let’s get back to our regularly scheduled programming: how to make chill music.First and foremost it should be obvious that what you need is a laptop with speakers.
Static single tracks are not the same as chill music: they sound like you’re playing your phone or iPod.For this step in particular, we recommend an audio interface (such as the Zoom G3X or Focusrite Scarlett 2i2) with an external speaker output (a pair of monitors would work well).
The output will have to come out of your computer directly because anything else will sound like it is being played through your headphones… let’s face it: you are listening through headphones — not the outputs on your computer.
Step 1: Create a new Project
Step 2: About the Lead Section
Step 3: Setting Up Your Tempo & Pitch
Step 4: Adding FX & FX Clips
Step 5: Choosing Your Chords
Step 3: The Drums
If you’re a fan of Daft Punk and the sound of Daft Punk’s music, this is the article for you.The first step in making chill music is to learn the basics about drumming.
That’s it.There are lots of ways to go about it: learning from a book, from YouTube tutorials and so on, but to be honest, none of those methods are as satisfying as doing it yourself.
The only way to truly master the basics is by playing them a lot. Learning drumming can be challenging because it involves both technical prowess and mental discipline. It requires you to focus on one thing at a time.
You must practice different styles until they become second nature. And once that happens, you start noticing things that make your music different than other people’s or others who are making music in similar genres or styles.
In Daft Punk’s case, they play atmospheric sounds with overlapping beats on top of each other which sounds like 3-dimensional waves or waves in space. They do this by using sequencers which are “sequences that can be played at any time with any note played at any note value within them” (Wikipedia).It doesn’t matter how long it takes for you to learn drums — set a goal for yourself and stick to it.
You have to make sure you get your technique down before moving on to your next skill set; once you have mastered all aspects of playing drums, try moving on to producing music and djing too!If you think you can learn drums faster than anyone else — stick with it!
Your success may depend on how much discipline and dedication you put into practicing the skills needed for each step in making chill hip hop music (and if anyone thinks they don’t need “drums” when they’re trying out their own stuff).
Step 4: The FX
Step 1: Dampening the drums
This is one of the most important steps to getting cool beats without sacrificing sound quality. This can be done by using a guitar amp or tone control (bass, mid or treble) then playing it through an effect pedal or an analog mic preamp.
Step 2: The FX
As in any other production process, the quality of the final result comes down to how many tricks you pick up along the way. In music production terms, this is often called “effects programming”, but you can use any number of tricks that you find interesting. For example, drum machines are great for creating a single kick drum loop that quickly repeats itself until it gets boring. If you want something fast and easy to program on your computer but don’t have access to a drum machine, try setting up a digital delay pedal with a footswitch so that you can just click off the sustain pedal when you haven’t needed it for milliseconds at a time until the next beat starts. You’ll actually be able to make some really cool sounds! In fact, I’ve used one of these pedals on several tracks over the years and it’s been helpful in making them sound more organic and interesting than they might otherwise have been without it. Just watch out for all kinds of artifacts — like clicks and pops — when using delay effects such as delays and reverbs (which are really amazing tools).
Step 5: The Outro
Chill music is making music that is pleasant to listen to. In the music world, chill means that the listener can imagine themselves somewhere else and not feel like they are missing anything.
The goal is to make you comfortable in your own home or studio. It should be “lo-fi” — as in “low fidelity.” It should be a little intimate and relaxed, with a relaxed atmosphere and no distractions.For the record, there are certain people who will say these things about everything: “This is great!
You should play it at my party next weekend!” or even “I love this! I want to hear it on my podcast!”You can’t please everyone, even if you try hard enough. The point is that this particular approach to creating a chill beat will bring some people comfort (and maybe even enjoyment) while still keeping pure hip hop essence intact.