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MAKE BEATS LIKE DRAKE: Music Production Masterclass - Create Hip-Hop In Ableton Live

teacher avatar Kia Orion, Artist & Music Producer

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Lessons in This Class

18 Lessons (2h 30m)
    • 1. Course Intro

    • 2. Controlla Overview

    • 3. Controlla: Drums

    • 4. Controlla: Melody

    • 5. Controlla: Percussion

    • 6. Controlla: Vocals

    • 7. Controlla: Bass

    • 8. Controlla: Synth

    • 9. Controlla: Mixing

    • 10. Controlla: Arrangement

    • 11. Thank You & Next Steps

    • 12. Nice For What: Sample

    • 13. Nice For What: Drums

    • 14. Nice For What: Percussion

    • 15. Nice For What: Bass

    • 16. Nice For What: Arrangement

    • 17. Nice For What: Transitions

    • 18. Nice For What: Mixing & Mastering

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About This Class

Want to learn how to make trap beats like Drake?

In this course I'll teach you the fundamentals of music production to make your own beats.


How to easily warp, chop, and manipulate audio

How to easily re-create your favorite Drake beats

How to design sounds for drums, bass, and synths. 

How to mix and master a Drake type track with mostly stock plug-ins

How to create melodies and recommended instruments to do so

How to achieve the gritty analogue sound you want without wasting money on expensive gear

How to make better decisions in terms of sample choice and sound design


My goal is simple:

I am here to teach you a simple process to, warp audio, easily create Drake type drums, mix, and make beats that you can sing along to. 

In this course I won’t overwhelm you with fancy software or advanced techniques. You’ll learn exactly what you need to get producing as fast as possible. 

In doing so, I have built what I believe is the most effective way to easily make beats.


My courses are effective, impactful, and include extra resources to help you level up.

In the Class Project section you'll be able to download all the files I use so that you can create your own beats and follow along with me. 

That being said, your progress is completely up to you. I can’t do the work for you. 

But I CAN lessen the learning curve, provide an easy to follow blueprint, and shave years off your path to mastery.

I hope to empower you with the knowledge, practice, and resources you need to realize that this isn’t rocket science. 

You can do this.

If you are willing to invest in yourself and commit to learning a few hours a week, I have no doubt you’ll be able to achieve your goals with music.

You ready to rock?

Download the files, set aside a few hours for dedicated learning, and let’s make some beats!


P.S. For my Ableton template, guides for beginners, workshops, and other free resources you can access my producer vault by clicking anywhere on this text.

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Kia Orion

Artist & Music Producer


Ay! I'm Kia. 

I'm an artist and educator who believes life wouldn't be the same without music.

Or tacos.

I realized that I was equally as passionate about teaching music as I was making it.

In 2016 I founded Beat School, an online platform and series of educational programs to help aspiring artists and producers learn how to make beats, accelerate their growth, and stay inspired. 

I'm originally from New York but these days you'll find me traveling around the world writing songs or playing beats on a rooftop somewhere.

I appreciate you stopping by, and if you'd like to get in touch you can DM me or shoot me an email at [email protected] 

Life is too short not to do what you lov... See full profile

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1. Course Intro: I know it's your boy, Keogh Ryan going back to live and direct with another course. This is what I'm super stoked to talk to you about. But if you don't know why I am. My name is Keogh Ryan, musician, producer, beat maker. I'm the man who is obsessed with making Don't music and teaching you how to make your own. I do a bunch, of course, on skill share. Also run Beat School, which is my private music production program, coaching all of that on my own on my website, all that sort of good stuff, but you won't hear to learn about me. You're here to learn how to make drink type beats. Now this, of course, I've been putting together for quite a while because I love Drake. He's one, my favorite artist, admittedly, and I love his beats. Personally, I think he has some of the dopest beats in the game because they inspire emotions, but they're also simple. There's this beauty in the balance between the two. I think it's producers like 40 boy Wonder, really have nailed, and so this course. I also want to make it clear that it'll be constantly evolving because I'm still inspired by Drake type beats to this day. So while I have these different walk dudes for you have the different beats that we're gonna make together. I'll continue to add to this course as Drake continues to produce music because he keeps coming out with music that I find inspiring. So I want to make beats like that or remake those types of beats. So even if you take this course one time, maybe come back and revisit because there might be some cool stuff that I add to it along the way. And Drake, at the recording of this video is about to drop his new album, so I'll probably make it some more Drake type stuff in the future. That being said, some of the Drake walk throughs that I'll be teaching you are his song controller, his song Non Stop and his song Nice For What? So those are three different beats that I've made of Drakes. They are exact replicas. When I make Drake type beats when I teach you to make sure a timepiece, they're gonna be exactly the same. But they're going to be at least similar draw on the ideas. You can see the inspiration that techniques tactics used by producers implement those into your own game. Now, another important part of these courses, if you haven't taken anything with me before, is to know that I'm a firm believer in doing so. This means getting the project files following along of the course projects for you available under the course projects. Resource is for this course. Download those stems, put them into your Daw follow along, tweak these knobs and switches with me as we go. Let's make some drink type beats. I'm super excited to show you the behind the scenes at what goes into making beats. Four. Drink Alright, checking on the inside. See there peace. 2. Controlla Overview: what is going on? Your welcome back to another tutorial with your boy hero, Ryan, the man who is obsessed with making don't music in teaching how to make the same today, we're going to continue learning about how to make Drake tight. Beats these your beats If you wanna learn how Drake does it beats, um I want to keep showing you guys kind of every once in a blue, I'll find a beat that from drink that I love. I'm super inspired by and want to make it or remake it find, um, and influence and steal from it. So with this one, I'm gonna switch things that because I like to use thes kind of inspirations for songs, things like that. So this might actually not If you've seen any mice before, I rarely do exactly makes replicas. This one is gonna be controller. And this your different course than the one that he's using. Or I think Boy Wonder made the track, but we're definitely gonna steal some of them from their drums. You gonna steal from their song arrangement? Gonna steal a bunch from it. So let's jump into it. So before we start, though, I want you to make sure that you have. I found both instrumental version and then they're his regular version of the vocals. Weaken, Steal the arrangement. And then I found some chords. These aren't the exact cords. I think he's using an a minor seventh, you minor seven Some other things. But I found kind of a different chord progression that I liked. So with that being said, it's a 1 92 and 96 BPM depends if you want to do a double time and so snag your different files, things that you need and grab a cup of water. Let's jump into controller. At least it beat, inspired by controller so we can learn how to make beats like Drake. Check in a minute. Let's get it. 3. Controlla: Drums: when it comes to the drums with this track, Um, what I think is most interesting is that it's their suit. They could get a little crazy, but what's interesting about it is that it's more about the arrangement, right? So if you look at this, he just he slowly just builds on top and then brings the basin. That brings them all here. But it's just four bars of the time. The drums are a little bit different, so let's listen to the instrumental for now. This will be easier without having the lyrics in it. So I'm here. The first thing is to open up to me Is that high that opened high at Oh, they're a bunch of high. It's going on in here, So let's do Let's do those first. Oops, they are super pitch down Theo thing. These are not down. It's X over a picture on the last pitch down again. That's why that's why you re make stuff you Remy beats, because I've never even heard that before. That's a really cool idea, so maybe something will come back to the way with all the different elements in it. But I'm Dumpem. I'm not sure exactly that is, but it sound. Let's find some. It's almost like something like percussion stick, trump bump, bump. I'm That could be cool. That could be cool. Que arrest really coming through our. So let's try this. Let's try. Let's just make something out of this. Let's do perks stick and see where it goes. - Cool . Is this where we can start? Have some fun because it's not going to the exact same thing that they have. But we are going to see what we can do this way. - Just make it a little different. He had some other rate infectious sneers. That's kind of cool. You itself very little. Of course, - things definitely need a little bit of work, but don't judge just yet. Wait for us to get their way. Something is high next. There's so much going on, it's a little bit difficult for me to honestly pinpoint everything, so I might have to take some ideas and then make up the rest way. I think they've got this cool. It sounds like a clap with a bit of a phaser on it. Let's go clap. No, this is what that's what brought at nine or nine way. - Wait , There's little ate away snares to Let's call this it awaits. Snare. It's like this little It's a super famous snare. We'll take that. No. Yeah, let's work with it. Wait in the back. That's kind of cool, because we're going to dio, um, let's have some kicks to this. We'll go Boom, boom, boom. All right. And so let's come. Because I want to add I want to get fun with this percussions. Actually think this would be actually really fun toe kind of make our own, but for now was going duplicate thes We have it. You have everything but actually can see. There's a lot of potential in this drum loop. Also. Just love this this bob and accepted kind of toilet that make it, I think a little bit off timing E cut off timing, super punchy kick Love. What kicks things? Got a little time. Come in here. Shouldn't have tails. Theo happens in this measure. No, No kick there. - Wait , wait. - Cool . So it's kind of most of our drums. I think now it will be, at least with ones that they have probably a bunch in there that I'm still missing. But now I'm gonna actually take this a drum loop and make it my own 4. Controlla: Melody: All right, Joe. So I actually found the samples. This cool steel drum sample. I'm going to see if maybe this can save us. Weighed down. That's how we gonna get it down like this. Yeah, Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah. All right. So let's put this where we're gonna put you were gonna create something new. What, you don't hear? So we have you just for saved in case, and then we're gonna take you like this, but don't. That's how you take two notes and make a bar out of it. All right? - All right. So that's a cool. I actually like the ability a lot. And now I'm gonna come back. And actually, we do these drums effects aren't quite hitting the way I wanted to. So let's reduce, um, drums. Not. We have a bit of more of a melody that we like. 5. Controlla: Percussion: All right, let's redo these drums. Let's make this control of drums more of our own. Um, I feel like the they are missing a little something, and so we're just going to now we have kind of an idea. We stole their idea and never gonna make it. Our own thing is cool idea. - I don't love that clap I might take this. Lets you have it to be. If you take this eight awaits. Snare, make it to heavens. We layer with this. Still really dig it. Um, you know, let's here. We're going to Here's what we're gonna do. Take this just like Trek content. Turn that offer and make the snare too. Our 60 snare one. It's more like a cheesy way, Way track. I think he had the shot to wait. I have a really good whoop sound, but I'm not sure. All right, so I'm gonna add these in here is a little bit of hype, some hype action we can add to our huh and actually duplicate those. Yeah, let's bring those over. Honestly, this sounds without about wonder joint Really fit with track as well. I think they killed I think there will. If we can move him off a little bit, Theo, that's the exact same. Their snares are same snare pattern. - All right, so there's a couple places I want to take this track. I think we're adding some vocal skills to key attract. We gotta have some spacey vocals. I also want to add a base. Let's jump into Let's just jump into some vocal, see if what we can. I feel like some basic really make this thing dope, though. Let's do some vocals for Sierra Goes. 6. Controlla: Vocals: I'm feeling good about this, but I think it's kind of getting the vibe that I wanted. It's not quite control. It's a little bit control of ish. Let's check out some vocals. That's that. Somebody's vocals, a suit we can come up. But I found a bunch that were pretty cool. Let's Adam. It's at a bit of reverb and delay automatically to these we've reviews out. I'm just looking for again stabs little things that add textures, moods, things of that nature. Nothing crazy. No, that's cool. But maybe oh, - exactly . - School with that little bit of delayed actually works. Goal. I think that works for the vocals. Maybe we'll keep, Maybe not Doesn't track. I think we really find a sing on, and those sound like they could be a little bit distracting. Which is why in the Drake track, you listen to that main instrument is really changed. How much? It's pretty much just that main instrument. Benjamin the drums, the base. Let's jump to some base. I'm really stoked about this part. Let's keep the momentum going, Get you out of here. Let's get it 7. Controlla: Bass: All right. So I had to move rooms move into the back room because there's construction going out there , and I care about you. I care about my listeners. So hopefully you don't hear it quite as much now because we're trapping out the bedroom. Also, I'm probably not gonna upload the well. I'm going to say anything. Let's just keep going to see how that goes. All right? This'll isn't a great pattern. I'm just getting the, um I just want to get the senate. I'm doing a little sound design. Little bass sound is I'm first e I don't love. It will be on. I love it. So let's go. It's also just tried to soothe. All right, so let's do this. - Oh , Well, I just had an idea. Um, it is just because I ran it back. It sounded kind of cool. - What's wrong with these, right or not, I feel like this. All right, so we're gonna roll with it, all right? Next thing we're gonna do is we're in a mix this down. I do feel like this would be there could be some really cool like I and stuff we could do to this um again, though, how do you know Over produced a track? That's that's the hard part. But let's mix this down, see if there's some room for, ah, some other elements we can add to it and then we'll arrange it and get out of here. 8. Controlla: Synth: So I decided. I want to add another element of this. Maybe something. Um whoa. Encoding. Air ourselves if we can maybe turn off this turnout. This basic of that helps encoding air. Let's see if that helps a back to normal. Okay, We're good. Or maybe we're not. They were good. Maybe we're not. Um, So I'm gonna do a little sound design in this DX seven, - so we're going to double that. So we have that. I'm just for backup, in case we need it. Gonna print that, and we're gonna flatten it, and then we're gonna mix it. 9. Controlla: Mixing: All right. So let's mix this bad boy. What? We're gonna do that same thing to my It awaits, actually, maybe I'll keep him for eight awaits. I mean, for some part of the arrangement, but I think I'm doing the most. I'm probably doing the most, but keep in those eight awaits. But, hey, we're here. All right, So we're also gonna add this like this, going to duplicate that. Basically, we want to come back at it. That's amore. Turn that off. Going to see this is, uh, base back up and were in turn off the atmosphere. So we have the bandwidth, and they were going to freeze the track, you know, by now flat in the track, and then we're gonna delete this one. Um, it's near one. I don't think I have a main snare in this one. There. I do. Snare one. Clap, echo perks, ticket awaits. Snare, sneer to understand. Abusing able, uh, again, If you don't need it, don't keep it high hat one. Open hat. The shout says drizzy. You're Izzy Steel drums. Only that melody vocals maybe, uh, let's get rid of that. We don't need that either. Is gonna be bills percent cool Back up another back up. Only two backups delete that audio. Let's mix. I think it's cool. It's cool. Little joint that kick coming in eight. That's cool. That's cool. I like that and a little bit compression to it. - Where's that? Where's that quick? Coming in? Side chain are kick side chain are based. Okay, coming around six. I like that. Copy this. Such in compression. It is when you actually lets you internist or what happens between this one down e actually think that I think that's more the motion. - Just just just if you stir drums London make you want to wrap something's wrong. There's a little bit off on that, but we'll see what happens when you bring back into reality. Just course of those clicks come from, the clicks are actually coming from the transitions. Such a compression. I just feel like they're rushing to me. I'm going to try some a little maybe take. Maybe I track everything way. Swag e like stuff like these are off. Ah, it's a cool concept. It's not feeling. I'm gonna be honest. It feels it feels kind of wack to me. I'm gonna come in, Try something else. Try something on my own. Sorry, Drake. We doing this calling inaudible way . I found a dig that I kind of dig that a little bit more coming around for around five. That's what you want without a limiter. Watch your ears. The CEO of this sounds Whoops. - That sounds pretty good to me. Let's jump into the arrangement and make a real beat out of it. 10. Controlla: Arrangement: Oh, you already know It's arrangement time. Let's get it. Let's get it. Arrangement time. So pretty much if we look at the Drake joint, starts out melody drums with no with no kick, A little bit of base. I think I die for you, John. Issue cry for you. It's just a blazing bring on the road. We got this This actually pretty easy arrangement. We got this. We got this. Um, since we arranged the way out here, we don't have to do a little bit of back tracking. I think I die. Are you do things and you want me to, like, control the Okay, Um, first I'm gonna do is since we can't take this frantic on main loop if you get any courses you know, I like to take my main loop and I'm gonna bring it out here for backup. Whoa, three minutes so we can come back to it if we need to. And then we're going to join this up, Joiner, and then we're gonna start messing around in here. Get rid of these joints. If he doesn't anything in there I needed. But we're going to double check because we live life on the edge way start to bring in everything. Everything. Everything. Let's go way , - way Yeah, way. Just be just duplicate that. We just We just we just We just We just keep it simple around here. Yo, actually, you know what? We're gonna have a gun. Bring it down like this. We'll break down like this. Thank you for this Last took this. We're gonna bring in this sense and it with an outro was with vocal, have some sort of thing. Like, I probably bring some instants back and forth, but I don't wanna keep you that much long to have kept you for this whole time. Thank you so much for tuning in. As always, you're the real MVP means a lot. So next time hope that you enjoyed this. How to make some drake type beats control another one in the books inspired by Drake Control that let's get it 11. Thank You & Next Steps: I hope that you enjoyed the course. If you did, please leave a review. If you didn't, please leave a review as well. I'm a grown man. I understand that I am not for everybody. But the only way to improve is to get your honest feedback. If you did enjoy the course and you want more materials like this, find all the resource is either below or at Kia Ryan dot com slash resource Is anything that you saw in this course I have available for free download. I have a built in templates of free, able to crash course. I've got sample packs. I've got free guides, everything that you need to level up. I guarantee that I can help you do it. So that being said thank you again for taking the course. It means a lot few tuning in. And I appreciate you for watching. I'll check you on the next one. Tell me again, keep making beats and I'll see you at the top. All right. Check you in a minute. 12. Nice For What: Sample: So we're in here. We got our nice for what? Joint? We got our ST Philip in this. So let's first of all, find out what BPM. We're going to be remaking this at so muted distract the sample. And so this is a nice for what track? And let's see what we got. I want representing here a knife. You Sounds like I got the little edited version when I'm going to start it just when the beat drops. Because that's easiest for me. So unable to. And you set 11 here makes it easy. And we'll loop it like this and figure this out somewhere. Probably in here, maybe 96. So maybe you have another thing. So she got one of the main last year. Like having another thing. Who's gonna so long you've got one of So excuse me. All right, so that sounds about right somewhere in there. So let's just listen to the track now and see what we're shooting for. Uhm, I'm going to give this a listen and ah, we'll see. We'll see what ends up happening. All kind of talk you through what I'm hearing as we go wait certain with my head down with some got cut up to you Yeah, everybody got one. Also had a man last year like Kevin Entertain Who's gonna so long you been inside like people? Would you bring it so to me, it sounds like there's some high hats that are paying to the left is, well, ism. It's pretty pretty. Mostly snares kick and the same blonde feels like That's mostly it to me, Theo. There's the base. He put the brings the basin right there. Well, running up without a father. Well, money of a nation without a follow you ready? Takes the sneers out there. Just brings it to collapse. Doesn't will Want your reflection without a follow without mention You really piping up on Gotta be nice For what I understand You got You got a baby bands You got some bad friends for pigs Was even bad. Get stressed enough. No lover in the past, Kids, You already we're getting in. Finished around Really be the same offline, you know dog days, you know, time over time But last month Saturday card girl, get guest up to clothe with your phone out Stopping like your favor I remember saying simple baselines, man. He's keeping it super simple. Just one note club like you. But But there's just one is one long note, and then maybe it'll go down one long note and then back up. All right, so let's get into it. So this is our This is what We're going to start this. Our sample. Get out of here. Drape. Ah, let's see what we got. There we go. All right, so one is women here, get this work marker set 11 Here again. - Mento loop that. It's a pretty simple loop, actually. I think you just acute it. Really? Well, um, but that's pretty much that's That's the main This remain instrument right there. So let's see what happens if we throw it a complex. Sounds like he did pitch it up a little bit. Let's see. We gotta cut up to who is She goes so hard, man. She's one of the best. All right, so I think that's the right part of the sample. - So it sounds like murder. Where the beats that you made this be started on this one cried for me. Crap for me. Care for me? Care for me care for me. All right, so let's get it going. Eso just gonna e que this sample and bring it in a Q eight Theo was doing to try and take as many drums as I can just at isolator vocals. No. Easy, No way. - I had seen pretty simple, pretty straightforward. So let's get into the drums. 13. Nice For What: Drums: So I just need some high hats to go with this guy. - I'm going to bring this ah, streak sample and against you compare. I loathe someone's definitely pitched it from me. Let me try something. No, no. Okay. So I think he just pitched it up. Two semi tones open high ads and claps about you. Let me maybe snag one from, uh, this fire fuel pack. Cool. No, Lois. Lois, Louisiana. No way. I loathe. Loathe building that one element at a time. Next, I'm gonna shoot for the collapse. So let's go to collapse. Actually, have some in here. Mr A couple of these. That might be the money shot. No easy and low, low, low, sweet way. No, Get in there. You know, it doesn't have to be perfect. Exactly the same thing, but close enough. And you still got you got three on swag on it too. No, I actually think it would be cooler. But this thing with this with a second clap like Jesus, kid has dropped a bit already. Cut up to everybody. Gets one. Also, Kevin detained who's got a solo? Gonna join these clips, so makes it easier. Cool. All right. We got that. That that That this guy. So we let that ride for a bit and then again duplicated that? Yeah, Everybody All right, So maybe you have another thing. Just got out of out of timing somehow. So let's look this and work this bitch. Put your phone. So maybe less So enough. So maybe you have another thing, Kevin detained. Who's gonna so low? So let's break. I'm listening to it. Knows the kick drum seeing with way cool one element is a time. Don't don't don't kick. That's what kind of Sandy's record with one is probably closer to one or two. - So So I made last year. Okay. So long inside, Like she got one. Also had a mane less like Have another thing. So she doesn't want no way. And I'm gonna look at what it's snares up to because I know we layers of snares in here. Now it sounds like it's a heavy heavy on the one. And then as the three others collapse near sound, check it out. So who's gonna so low? Sounds like it's another claps, clap sound or something. Let's see if we go with our snares I don't love that. Let's try this one. So maybe you have another thing. Who's gonna so almost sounds like I just need something a little bit more snappy, some a little bit more snappy. Let's check out our what else we got in there. Displace pack. Cool. That's what I was before. So I like that one there. Maybe we'll put this one in here. Maybe another one of these. Let's see what's up. Way, Way. I'm sure she does. One also had a man last year. She got one. Also had a man like I'm sure she got one. Also had a man murder his Um, this is his loudest nearest this 1st 1 Make sure she got one. Also had a man. Last year, she got one. Also had a man on this one to What's this one? This is also allowed one for him. Way, Theo. All right, so I think we are drawn our basic drum patterns down, and we'll move on to either the base next or see what else he adds in the next part of the song. 14. Nice For What: Percussion: murder. What you got in store for us? So you those times little transition action there some little some chime action. See if I got some charms. Cool. All right, so we pretty much get this same loop over and over. All right, Lauren, I'm gonna need to get you out of here. We'll push you way to the back and drizzy We're gonna push you a little ways to the back to Let's go like this. Look, that selection. So I'm pretty sure this is the's chime sounds so silly. I apologize. Nobody really What you got? We just in the moment, we're only with it. So I think he goes eight bars with drums in with the kick, eight bars with the kick. And then, um, I think there's eight bars with the kick. I think he takes it out and let's see if he keeps in. Theo keeps in the collapse or not. Well, money over without way takes out the snares again at that point to and it's just the collapse. Well, money of a nation without a follow without mention. You ready? Piping up. Be nice. For what? I understand that shitty charm again, risking uses a placeholder for now, but we should probably change. That's a pretty shitty sound. Will money your application becoming Here, take this guy. Yep. No snares. I actually don't think I need to duplicate anything other than the sample. Take the snares out. Join these snares. So there it is. Hard to grab. You got a baby bands? Got some bad friends. Picture was even bad games in the past. You already on brings it back in for a bit before he drops it. All right, so we're gonna go over here, and I'm not gonna worry too much about that. That other sample just yet. We can come with another transition. We'll go like this. Get this regular sample back. Even. Bad game stress enough. No number in the past, Kids. You already had their work getting finished around five. Really be the same offline. You know, dog days, you know, time over time last month. Get to make that jump. Got a club like like you see what's going on, man, like it's not rocket science. You just take elements in and take elements out. But it's this this sample, his main, his lead instrument hasn't changed. at all. It's pretty much the same thing. Then we'll take in the kicks and snares, and then he'll, uh, move a couple things around here and there. But it's pretty much pretty much the same same ship. So let's see this like you. But it's all right. Go get your phone out. Stepping like your favor and show. No, but it's all right. No, I don't know. Fucked up. That's my bed. So we need a hook right here. So, you know, we need this hook right here, so let's move shit farther out. So we have some room to work. We'll bring this drawing back, but it's all right. Yeah. So, no, lo you inside Like people when you bring into your phone out stopping, like, you know, Cabo. So actually gonna duplicate this 11 more time and duplicate that bad boy Bill? Okay, you go get your phone out, stepping like your favor and show. No, but it's all right. OK, but your phone up stopping like your favor and showing No, but it's alright showing up. So it takes the snare out there. He just keeps his collapse in. Okay, kicks out. Cool. Put your phone out, stopping like your favor and show? No, but it's alright showing. No cool. All right, so then he gets a bunch of kicks going for a transition boom. So enough phone that's happened like Theo, the whole bar. Think it does go the whole bar. Put your phone tapping like your favor and show. No, but it's all right. So enough put your phone out. Stopping like your favor and show. No, but it's all right, Bill. Okay, you go get your phone out. Stepping like your favor and show. No, but it's alright showing up. I think he also might switch it up and find another part of the sample, which I think I want to do to here in a second once we get this arrangement down. 15. Nice For What: Bass: we know it's gonna be a bass note of some source of Let's jump into this. Let's insert a midi track, delete that base, bring up serum or whatever you use for your basis Doesn't really matter. Just get some sort of a sign note. I saw something, - way , way. I think that's gonna be right There something simple the little to no low to no action Hit him in the two step No to note. - I still can't with that shitty time, man and just switched the sound out All right, So I think I think that's what it's gonna be just little to no joint. Ah, well, money. - Theo , Check. Make sure the notes. All right, so then it pretty much repeats. And that's hip hop, Ladies and gentlemen, welcome. Welcome to the beauty of hip hop. All right, so I'm just gonna delete this shit because drizzy And when I extend you out and then get out of here for a sec because this has been the beat source of Repeat. This is our backup. We're gonna move this joint down just a little bit, just in case. Boom. Come back here, Duplicate that and see how that fits 16. Nice For What: Arrangement: So this is where the switch is shit up on us a bit. Got to love God and love. He actually brings the hook. Excuse me? The basics? No, no, but it's all right, you know? But it's he throws in that cool thing and that break down. So we pretty much got this joint as far as the basic structure, basic drum patterns, everything of that nature. So I'm going to go in, and I'm just gonna have some fun with it. See if maybe I can just mess around with sample a little bit. We gotta throw a mix on it. But you've got that the basic structure down going with Lauren in another part of the theme way. - So I think we could actually have some fun with this. Chop up the sample a little bit, chop it up, but, um, - so we have other parts of the sample we can play with, so let's just a mix that Ah, mix it up a little bit. Let's see what happens if you throw this in there. Um, so let's start this. See how it goes. So I'm actually gonna start the song. Let's see if we can start the song with that part of the way way . - Theo , You know what I think? If we throw in some filter auto filter action and some proper transitions rather than these shitty charms, we can actually get your popping. 17. Nice For What: Transitions: All right, so let's get these shitty times out of here. Are this to Willie Doilies? Another producer I really dig. Who has some dope? Transitions are like this. Ah, todo I like that riser. Oh, she gonna automate this? I think the little filter action. You know, we could get this poppin way. Got a structure we've got. I also think it be cool if we threw on the filter. Um, yes, you only this percussion section because we got nothing in it. Um, let's throw. Let's throw some water filter on in that little bridge. Part two. I feel like, um, there might even be times in that sample. Theo, my man. My man. Murder beaches playing me that chimes. Actually, the sample I'm tripping. All right, so let's go. Let's go, Theo His part. Let's let's go. No, filter this pitch again. I'm not sure that doing with that students ample filter there. Boom way . I think I e might even throw that that transition for these kicks and again right there just to spice it up a bit. Way in front of the sample here. Way, Theo, I'll probably throw. Yeah, let's throw some odor filter back on this just to as a variety throwing this in right after . I don't think we need it there. Way, - way , way. 18. Nice For What: Mixing & Mastering: what's gonna happen to our mix? Typical shit. Bring everything down. Boom! When I'm mixing, I like to have everything. Like the mixes I go, but then come back and throw in a final mix. Cool. Alright, so first things first kick. Let's get a loop with this, um, kicking it first thing I want to do is filter out that super low end that just makes things money. You don't even need that throwing a glue compressor or some sort of compressor that you have. It doesn't have to be glue, but I like the glue boom. So they attack all the way up soft clipping. You're gonna want to bring a threshold down until it reaches five and then bring up your makeup gain to taste can also want to seek you out the lows on your ate away to your base to allow room for your kick to come through. And this base I think he's a little bit of grit. So again, typical Pia camel crusher free plug in. We can come back to this base. I don't love it, but well, I will use it for now. Drums snares based off in their schools get a little bit annoying. - Soon for us to come in around four. - They were doing some quick mastering Get you out of here, All right. Throwing the headphones pro Al to This is my favorite limiter. Fab filter will be on my recommended resource is highly recommend. You use this. Ah, and get it. It's one of my favorites. So what I'm looking for now is I'm gonna come in. I'm looking to come in around 13 14 overall and to keep clipping relatively minimal. All right, watch your ears. There it is. Sounding good. Nice for what? Remake? And that's how you remake your beat. You just look for the little things we make it. You listen for things in their mix and you do that over and over and over again. And trust me, you'll start to pick up little things that they do little high hat patterns. And then you put your own swag, your own mix on it, and before you know it, you'll be creating your own style. But I highly recommend one of the best ways to learn is to learn from those before you that have done it. So take their tips, tricks and tactics. Put your own spin on them, make your own cool stuff on to the next one