The Easiest Way to Create the Perfect Beat


If you are still struggling to have that perfect beat for your track, you can start by following the tips written below.

1. Start with “beat ripping”

It a prevalent technique used in making modern dance music. Beat ripping means finding a track with that star factor, analyze, extract then apply it to your mix. Through this technique, you can get rid of those unwanted sounds on your track from the sample.

2. Build your Toolkit

Knowing the advantages and disadvantages of the different tools you want to use helps. Pay attention to rhythmic details and elements:  hats, kicks, snares, claps, shakers, tambourines, and etc. To get started, you will need to have the right gear and equipment.

3. Prepare your mixing gear

To get the right design for your mix, determine the feel of you want your track to have. Then, import the audio into your DAW and separate the sections you plan to use.

After which, form a perfect loop by topping and truncating clips from the clip. This allows you to configure and process different parts of your mix. To make things more fun, try mixing and matching parts of the track. Focus on the grove and don’t forget to split the audio at exactly the right place.

After the truncation and normalization of the loop you made, align the the project tempo to it. If it’s not possible to have the perfect aligning, at least set it to the nearest loop tempo. Utilize your DAWs features by checking the manual.

4. Isolate

After the loops you top, tail and align the tempo, you must isolate the elements you want. This means filtering the wanted elements and leaving only those essential. Process it so that you can eventually make a list of parts that you can use for later.

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5. Drumagog

A drum replacement software is used to emphasize an element found in the trigger side-chain. You can use this in setting a threshold in the plug-in and to have the source of the audio unaffected by the edit.  With this, you can easy trigger and blend sounds together.

6. Use Hitpoints

Another way of extracting is through the use of Cubase’s Hitpoints facility. Filter the hitpoints and determine whether the musical measures present are necessary for your track. Since no hitpoint detection system can tell you accurately what is good or not, you can use waveform as your guide.

Once you’ve tracked it, tweak the sound manually then listen to the track once again. If you find a part that is out of timing, continue adjusting, tightening, and realigning until you have what you want. This may be time consuming but you need to spend the necessary time in order to have a polished, well-designed output.

7. Combine Multiple Beats

After learning different approaches, it is time to combine everything together and listen as decisions are made by ear.  It will be messy however, good ideas are form after the beats ‘flow’ are combined. Your main aim here is to identify the notes that clash, mistimed or repeating. Determined what needs to be compromised or combining of parts.

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8. Shape sounds

Mashing all your ripped elements and adding effects and dynamics would be the most exciting part of the whole process as sorting and cutting the boring parts. Before you finally get serious matchings, you probably need to mash and color the sounds. Have fun doing so.

Listen to some samples to get a full grasp of how to have the perfect beat. You might need to spend a considerable time in researching and practicing your way around creating the perfect mix. However, once you find your beat, everything will be easier for you. When you research, don’t take for granted your personal style. Your individuality will be something that will make your mix stand out and remembered by people who’ll listen to it.

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