June 22, 2013
I would bet that hip-hop music is one of the most influential genres of music out there, and that no other genre has had such a big effect on culture, style, fashion, and the way we produce music. Hip hop music is instantly recognizable by different music listeners, and since hip hop music is created from element of music that have already existed, it’s not hard to see why sounds and noises are so common. You hear it on the radio, the air horn or the reggae horn. Although these did not start with rap music, they tend to use them the most.
The same goes for the fresh and Ahh sound, which can be heard in other types of music, even electronic music – but yet again these are sounds that have originated from hip hop music and DJs who scratch. The “laser” sound is actually common in many …
February 23, 2013
If you are finally comfortable creating music in a digital audio workstation, with all of your favorite plug ins and add-on, then you are familiar with the many ways you can approach the idea of music making. Some of you may be creating music in a style that require more sampling, rather than the actual creation of notes and melodies while others may be using onboard instruments to create sounds from a purely organic perspective – meaning that all of the sounds you produce are indeed your own. Regardless of how you go about creating music, the other half of the coin involves knowing how to navigate through your software. For newbies, it can be an off-putting experience, not being able to lay down music right away, but for those who have stuck it out and spent time learning their DAW, the time spent pays off in the end.…