Hip Hop Beats Making – Getting Started With Hip Hop Beats
What is a Trap Beat? A Trap beat is basically the original backdrop of Trap music, which is a relatively underground sub-genre of Hip Hop where trap music features repetitive high pitched kick drums, melodic footwork and randomised hi hat rolls. The simplest way to describe the difference between modern or traditional boom bap trap beats and old or new school trap beats would be the usage of reverb on the vocals. In this regard, both can sound smooth, but the trap music allows for a certain amount of “growl” (sounds similar to a cat's meow) when the vocals are dropped in certain areas.
Traditional boom bap beats make use of the full melodic ideas of the song. They consist of all the notes of the progression in one manner or another. The music tends to have a sense of disorientation as it tries to cope with the disjointed rhythmic sounds. If you listen closely, you will notice that the melodic ideas are not coherently arranged. This is what contributes to the feeling that trap beats are “justified”.
Trap Beats utilize different types of percussion instruments, like hi hat cymbals, percussion, snares (which also serve as claps), and even cowbells (which has the advantage of being able to hit both the snare's hi hat section and the hi hat percussion section at the same time). A trap beat can be made from any of these instruments, but most commonly the rhythm is built upon percussive hits, where the snare or other percussion device hits a percussive note repeatedly, with each note following the previous. This is why the snare is often used to build a melody in trap beats; the attack of the snare's hi hat cymbal can hit the snares, which strikes a sustaining note, creating a melody in the music. In addition, the permissions of the drums can also hit the snare, creating a melody in the music.
Creating good trap beats requires some MIDI knowledge, because the main rhythm of the song is set in the MIDI keyboard. This makes it very easy to experiment with various sounds to find the most rhythmic tone. There are a wide range of sounds available for making trap beats, and most of them are quite suitable for making a catchy tempo. One of the best tools you can use when learning how to make good trap beats, is a virtual synthesizer.
The Virtual synthesizer allows you to generate a wide range of virtual instruments using just one program. These instruments include lead, bass, string breaks, pads, claps, and other specialised percussion instruments that you can easily place on a track. To get started with making trap beats, it's a good idea to get a few popular softwares like Pro Tools, Serato, Nuendo, and Logic. With these programs, you'll be able to start experimenting with the sounds, as well as producing samples to use in your beats.
Hip-hop and rhythm are the two fundamental elements that all music based on rhythm. The beat and the rhythm are the foundation of your tracks, which are what make hip-hop beats so diverse and interesting. In order to create a good hip-hop beat, it's important to know how to listen to the crowd. If you're singing or rapping over a repetitive vocal track, this will almost certainly work against you – if the audience isn't singing along to the rhythm of your track, then you're not putting out a good hip-hop beat. So to get started making great trap beats, start to listen to your audience and experiment with what makes them sing and dance – you'll soon know the best way to trap beats.