The majority of the time, you’ll want your results to be largely ‘damp’ – however do not undervalue the appeal of dry, ‘cold’ noises, either. Used sparingly, an entirely dry instrument can have an excellent impact in a track; simply ask Pharrell Williams!
Try working with unblemished synth strings or the odd pure tone. This sort of sound will have the greatest result if your track has a very minimal drum beat and/or lots of space in the arrangement and mix.
Above the law
By all means, go digging through the archives to discover great songs to sample, slice up and use in your tracks – but beware. For almost as long as sampling has actually existed, individuals who make records have actually been taking legal action against those who ‘obtain’ their noises.
If you’re not a popular artist or signed to a major label then the chances are you’ll slip under the radar – till your track with that great James Brown sample takes off, at which point you could be in an entire heap of legal difficulty.
If you’re serious about using samples, invest loan in getting them cleared (there are services that do this) or use royalty-free ones just.
Connect the dots
Quantization is a difficult issue in hip-hop. Turn it off and your tracks will exhibit a human touch – but in a category where rhythm, tempo and circulation are essential, doing so can typically be detrimental (not to mention disruptive for your MC).
Chances are, you’ll wish to have your DAW’s quantise function turned on for most of the time. It’s often much better to trigger it while putting down the notes and then manually modify them afterwards so that they sound a little bit more human and natural, if essential.
Don’t hesitate to use unusual sounds in your tracks – it can often add a level of shine that puts your song above others. In Nas’ classic single Nas Is Like, producer DJ Premier highlighted the compelling drums with the noise of birds chirping, producing one of the most recognisable loops in hip-hop.
If you’ve got a microphone to hand, try tape-recording uncommon percussive sounds, and layering and processing them to create something a little bit various.
Can it all be so easy?
It can frequently be appealing to overload your track with aspects, throwing in lots of samples and drum breaks. While this can be effective, it can likewise cause a muddled track with too many different things competing with each other for space.
Some of the best hip-hop tracks are developed around 2 or 3 very easy elements – think Dead Prez’s Hip-Hop, which includes absolutely nothing more than a bass drone and some ultra-simple percussion.
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