#1
hey guys just made a hip hop beat on youtbue please check it out and tell me what you think, if you dont like hip hop please dont troll on me! XD

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j4QPdi66bNk

pretty shoddy camera work i know
#2
I didn't know there would be any hip hop musicians on ultimate guitar, and I must say that I'm pleasantly surprised. Although I'm more of a leftfield hip hop fan like Flying Lotus, J Dilla and stuff.

Anyway, on to critiquing. It's quite good, I like the piano melody, as well as the bass one.

I think it sounds a bit generic though - they sound like plain major chords, forgive me if I'm mistaken.

And it cuts a bit too abruptly at the end. I ended up checking if my headphones cable came out.

But it's a solid piece of music! I think with some more work, you could really push it to something amazing. Perhaps if you're going to use major chords like that, you could try it with a different instrument instead?

Also, what program did you use to make it with?

Crit mine please? https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1357550 The thread is about my folk music, but I have hip hop stuff too in my other album. Thanks for looking.
#3
I am a metal guitarist with hip hop influences
i like this beat but it sounds like
the piano was from Changes by Tupac
The Bass and clap from Hello Good Moring by Diddy
and that synth from TI

I am not hating or talking s*** i am just simply saying my mind.

I do like that beat though you got something there, keep up the good work.
#4
yeah i dont think theres many people into hip hop on UG, but thanks a bunch man for checking out i apreciate it if you would like to see me progress please subscribe, anywayz about your question, i use logic pro to make the music, so id record the drums in first then keep looping it, and then keyboard etc, just so you get a feel for how i do the layers, and then i record with my webcam each individual part and edit it on imovie, hope this helps bro
#5
I recommend getting Reason, it's an amazing piece of software, and you can do a lot with it, I think that you will benefit a lot from it. Also, listen to Flying Lotus, he is amazing! My favourite musician ever. I recommend him to everyone, haha. Or check out Amon Tobin.

I think with your creativity you'll be able to put the program to good use. It's not free, but there is this evil, villainous website called piratebay where you can download it from. But don't download, it's evil. Also, don't download the serial key, that is also evil. Also, make sure it's an iso file. But downloading is wrong and evil.
#7
Hey there,

You got the basics down, (aside from a few minor timing flaws in the drum intro), but you need to get a more professional sound. If you´re into downloading, you know the evil thing, then I would recommend getting Ableton Live or Logic. I know you are just using synth´s for now, but sooner or later you want to try out samling, and Reason is not particularly good at that. It´s synths are top notch quality, but sampling is a no go. The good thing is, that you can rewire Reason INTO your ableton, and use Reason´s Synths with Ableton´s Mastering & Sampling qualities.

But now to the actual song. It´s a good start, but it obviously sounds a bit generic. This could be maybe because the mastering is nearly non-existant, or just because of the sounds you use. I can see your ideas already, but I think you just need a medium to put them into context!

If you want to C4C, you can crit some parts of https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1357180 , it´s my Hip Hop/Trip Hop/Electronica Album. Don´t worry, most of it´s songs are very short .
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#8
thanks man, yeah i am new to this beat making but i do enjoy it, i have got logic (evily) i know kill me. but i think most of the instruments were garagebands although i do have the logic ones, they just seemed a bit too "much" if you like at the time, and what do you mean by sampling?

thanks guys for the expert tips, its exactly what a 15 year old producer could do with
#9
Sampling is when you take a song of somebody else, cut out a part you like, and reuse it in your own song. I think many people could describe this better than me, but I think this video link will tell you what I mean by that.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lvXKcPR8HFM

At first he gives you a listen to a part of the original song, and then the producer in the video takes a part of the song, turns up it´s pitch a few notes, and uses it with his own beat! If you have any questions, feel free to ask me.
In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.

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Banned for being the coolest April 08'er on UG.


please check out my own album:
almilano.bandcamp.com
#11
One of my favourite sample producers is, as you might have noticed with the video link, DJ Premier. I love the old school vibe he has going, and he makes it easy to identify the samples he works with. Flying Lotus is another one of the samplers, he uses them in more complex ways than Premier, but still manages to have a clear sound! Another modern Sample hero is J Dilla, who sadly has passed away some time ago. He captured old school and new school vibe with his works!

Examples for a kind of old school sound:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GD8hhNtxPgs
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s9koEWoHu4c

More modern sounds:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DhCmyUUD1c4
Check out Samon Kawamura´s "Translations" Album, a great album featuring very modern and complex use of samples!
In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.

Quote by Lord-O-Donuts
Banned for being the coolest April 08'er on UG.


please check out my own album:
almilano.bandcamp.com