You want to sound like the pros in the big ball park? We share a few secrets here with you. Back in the 90s everyone was using music loops and samples in Hip Hop music. But after some time it seemed that the use of pre-made drum loops and music loops – which were sampled from old vinyl records – disappeared and were proscribed. Nowadays, many producers and beatmakers tend to use drum and pre-made music loops again because they have already a great sound at their fingertips. Even when not using loops and only (drum) samples. It’s really important to start with the best sound possible. It doesn’t matter if you’re into Dr. Dre, Dr. Luke, Jonathan JR Rotem or Max Martin’s sound. Roqstar Entertainment shows you three key facts on how to get the sound of major producers.
Choosing the right sounds
Drum samples are an essential part of every modern composition and it turned out that a production stands or falls with the right sound. In modern music drums and vocals are the most important part in most of todays productions. Using the right drum sounds and samples can make your tracks shine. Choose your synths and other sounds wisely. Compare what sounds better and don’t be lazy and keep the first sound you loaded up in your sequencer. Once you found great sounds. Stick with them and build your own arsenal of great sounds.
Fact: It’s hard work to get the right sounds!
If you start your production with low quality samples that’s what your production will sound like: low quality. Make sure you always use the best quality of sounds, because most people think, it’s all fixable in the mixing process. But here’s the truth: Your production needs to be as good as possible before you even start mixing your track.
Fact: Make your sound as good as possible from the start!
Now here’s a big secret. You certainly wondered why the sound of the big guys sound so full and fat. Well, of course it’s the mixing but not only. First of all, they use the right and great sounding drum loops or samples but the main thing you need to do, is to layer your sounds. Wether it is a drum sample or a synth line. Top producers in different genres such as Pop, Rock, House, Dance, RnB, Hip Hop and even Country layer many different sounds to get a fuller more powerful sound. For example on a Katy Perry track there have been used over nine different kicks. So, that’s why this kick will sound huge as hell. Layering is not only great for drum sounds but also for almost every sound. Don’t overuse the technique and layer everything ten times with another instrument because this will leave no space and room in your track. Think about it. Everytime you layer a sound you give this part more space in your track. It’s essential to think about the parts you want to sound big in your track.
Fact: Layer your sounds to get a fuller and richer sound!
You want the sound of major producers? Our samples have been used on tracks from Leona Lewis, Jason DeRulo, Timbaland and others.