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Hex Loops http://hexloops.com Best FL Studio Hip Hop Samples Loops Packs Mon, 27 Jun 2016 10:15:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.5.3 FL Studio 12 Tutorial #3: The Melody http://hexloops.com/fl-studio-12-tutorial-3-the-melody-in-piano-roll Sat, 21 May 2016 08:54:56 +0000 http://hexloops.com/?p=1228 Melodies are what keeps you wake at night. Humming them or singing can be excruciatingly catchy, but how to get to the melody in FL Studio 12, first you must know how to put it into a digital form. This tutorial will show exactly how to do that. In Medias Res – open up your […]

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Melodies are what keeps you wake at night. Humming them or singing can be excruciatingly catchy, but how to get to the melody in FL Studio 12, first you must know how to put it into a digital form. This tutorial will show exactly how to do that.

In Medias Res – open up your ‘’Channel Rack’’ and right click on any of the rectangles that says Kick, Clap or something else. Menu will pop-up with a setting that says ‘’Insert’’.

Put a cursor over it to expand it. You will see a list of different names for instruments and effects that are called VST’s. Default FL Studio VST is one called FL Keys. It is a basic piano sounding instrument that is good for a starter.

This particular instrument is equipped with many knobs and settings to get your sound just as you like it, so try and turn the knobs around just to see what kind of a sound it will produce. You can even change the general sound by clicking the arrow below ‘’Sampleset’’ and clicking on Rhodes or something other.

FL Keys
FL Keys

After you have opened the virtual instrument it is time to start making a melody. Don’t forget to switch the pattern/channel (create new one), so it doesn’t overlap with the one that holds the drums.

Open up a ‘’Piano Roll’’.

As already mentioned, that is where you paint your picture. Click on any field to add a note and, same that was with the percussion, you can edit each and even add some setting as sliding (double click a note, select slide – it is crucial to have a note under or over it to slide from one note to another). Don’t forget you can change the setting for snapping anytime you want. Some start with chords, some with melody, it really doesn’t matter because the end result should be the same. An important thing is just to follow a quantization i.e. snapping the notes within the grid.

After creating it in a piano roll, add it to a ‘’Playlist’’ below the drum and percussion track to have a full beat. Don’t forget to add chords and some variations to make it more complex and packed, but everything depends on the genre you’re aiming.

FL Studio Piano Roll
There are simple melodies such as this one on the photo, but there are also
extra complex ones.

And there – you have created your first beat. It’s not much for now, but exploring this program, following our tutorials and revealing little tricks will help you get a sound you want. In the next tutorial you will learn how to add more instruments to a beat and make a wish reality.

While making a melody, don’t think about what would be the best for other, but trust your guts on creating music. Music is not just a form of entertainment, but it is a media from your soul to the listener ear. Create what you love and what you like.

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FL Studio 12 Tutorial #2: How To Make Drums http://hexloops.com/fl-studio-12-tutorial-how-to-make-drums Mon, 18 Apr 2016 15:13:32 +0000 http://hexloops.com/?p=1099 Modern music producers know how important drums are. They are the heartbeat of your composition if you (of course) decide to include ones, and they are the one thing that gets things going. To begin with the drum line open up a ’’Channel Rack’’ by clicking this icon   that is located in the Navigation […]

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Modern music producers know how important drums are. They are the heartbeat of your composition if you (of course) decide to include ones, and they are the one thing that gets things going.

To begin with the drum line open up a ’’Channel Rack’’ by clicking this icon FL Studio Channel Rack  that is located in the Navigation Panel. Now you have a window open that is called Channel Rack.

FL Studio Drum Channel Rack

Each rectangle with the label on it (Kick,Clap…) represents the sound of the drum you are using. Top bar holds: Options menu that by clicking the little arrow opens up, channel filter groups (All shows all channels, Unsorted the unsorted ones etc.), Name of the pattern, Swing slider that adds the ‘’swing’’ rhythm and the bars that will switch to a piano roll mode. On the left side by the shapes with the labels in them you have a green light that indicates whether the sound is on or off. Two knobs that are for panning the volume (left-right channel) and the other one is the volume itself. Box with the number shows the channel number in the mixer (leave that for now).

On the right side, you have a rectangle that indicates which sound is in the current use (the small vertical line will glow green) and the grid of grey and red shapes. Each button (shape) indicates the step that is a 16th of a note. Default is 4 beats x 4 bars that is 16 steps.

By clicking a step you activate the sound (it will glow white). Try and make a simple drum beat by clicking the first step of the kick sound, the fifth step of the clap sound, ninth step of the kick and the thirteenth of the clap. If you make a mistake just right-click to delete the activated shape.

FL Studio Drum Channel Rack

You are ought to end up with something like this. Now play it by clicking the button in a Navigation Panel or by hitting the ‘’space’’ on a keyboard. (Make sure that the circular arrows in Navigation Panel beside the play button are glowing orange – that means you are playing the Channel Rack audio, green light indicates the Playlist audio).

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You can rename your channel by clicking RENAME in the settings (white arrow) of the Channel Rack. You can even rename certain sounds by right-clicking the rectangle with the label (Kick,Clap…) and select RENAME.

To change a sound simply navigate to the browser (left side of the program) and find the folder that says PACKS. In the packs you will see more folders labeled ‘’Drums’’, ‘’Loops’’… Click on the Drums folder and then open Kicks. Variety of kick sounds should be displayed in the browser. Find the one you like (you can preview the sound of it by clicking on it) and drag and drop the sound on the rectangle found on the Channel Rack that says ‘’Kick’’.

FL Studio Drum Channel Rack

You should now see the ‘’Kick’’ label changed into a name that you chose – the sound has changed too! Now try and play the Channel Rack audio again.

The sound of the kick should be changed. You can do the same with the clap sound and later on even add hats, snares, percussion etc.

To add more sounds simply drag and drop one on a blank space in the Channel Rack. Here you can download some new FL Studio Drum Kits.

After you’ve made your drum line, in the Navigation Panel find the Pattern Selector and select your pattern by clicking the arrow and choosing the one you’ve made.

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Now navigate to the Playlist by clicking the icon playlist-icon. It will open up the Playlist where you can simply click on an empty room to place your pattern. There are two ways of placing it: Pencil mode – placing one by one by clicking each time, and the Brush mode – dragging the mouse while holding a click to ‘’paint’’ the Playlist with the patterns.

Playlist

Right-click the pattern to delete it from the Playlist. Other settings can be found in the bar on the Playlist.

FL Studio Playlist

From left to right: Settings, snap, pencil, brush, delete (you can do the same by right-clicking), mute, slip (used when the clip is resized to move the section left or right), slice (simply cut clips by dragging the mouse over it with this tool), select, zoom, play.

Now that you have your pattern in the Playlist, switch the play option (circular arrows or just click the L on the keyboard) to the Playlist and play the audio.

Don’t forget to save everything under FILE > SAVE!

Now try to make another pattern by clicking + sign in the Pattern Selector. New Channel Rack should be visible. Add a new sound from the browser and drag it onto a blank space in the Channel Rack (use percussion this time, such as – cowbell).

Add new drum sounds from the browser and drag it onto a blank space in the Channel Rack (use percussion this time, such as – cowbell).

Click on a vertical shape by the labeled box of a sound you just selected to make it glow green (it means that is the sound you are using now) and then click on a Piano Roll icon .

This way you can edit your drums in pintsized detail. Make a pattern with the mouse by clicking between the lines in a piano roll (you can change the snap value in the Navigation Panel!).

FL Studio Drums

After positioning your percussion pattern, you can even change the velocity by clicking on a note and dragging the line that you see below the Piano Roll up and down. You can do it another way – by putting a mouse over a note, holding the ALT button on a keyboard and with the mouse wheel roll up and down. Now try double clicking the note to open the settings of it. Even here, you can change the velocity or pitch etc.

Now navigate to the Playlist and put this pattern below the track of the previous pattern to get full drums. Add crashes, rides, hats (open and closed ones), bells, tambourines… to get rich sound of the drums.

Download any of our FL Studio Drum Kits to get new & fresh sounds for your FL Studio (check some of the bestselling packs below).

To view it in a browser of the studio. Navigate to the folder where you have installed the FL Studio (Program Files on a C disk is the basic one) and put it in: Image-Line/FL Studio 12/Data/Patches/Packs.[/message_box]

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Keyboard shortcuts will come to you with time as you use the FL Studio 12. But some of the important ones are:

WINDOWS OS:

  • Ctrl + A – To select everything e.g. in the Playlist
  • Ctrl + S – Save
  • Ctrl + C – Copy
  • Ctrl + V – Paste
  • Ctrl + Mouse Wheel (up and down) – Zoom (Use Alt + Mouse Wheel to zoom in another direction)
  • Alt + P – Send to Piano Roll
  • Space – Play/Stop
  • L – Switch from Channel Rack audio to Playlist audio
  • Del – Delete

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FL Studio 12 Tutorial #1: The Introduction http://hexloops.com/fl-studio-12-tutorial-the-introduction-for-beginners Mon, 18 Apr 2016 14:27:10 +0000 http://hexloops.com/?p=1089 Music is the power that connects people, experiences, and emotions, but there is much more behind music than just an idea of that. The process that holds and unites sounds and effects in order to present the power to the world has never been this flexible and exciting. In this FL Studio tutorial series, you […]

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Music is the power that connects people, experiences, and emotions, but there is much more behind music than just an idea of that. The process that holds and unites sounds and effects in order to present the power to the world has never been this flexible and exciting. In this FL Studio tutorial series, you will be learning how to use one of the most famous music producing software — FL Studio 12 by Image-Line company.

Whether you are EDM lover, classic rock enthusiast or you do not have any particular genre that you like, producing music digitally relies on a good virtual studio. In this case, Image Line’s FL Studio will be in our limelight. People using this software for the first time might be confused by the interface it presents. Many buttons, menus and numbers have their function which you’ll get to know throughout this series, but a good thing to know is that the UI is totally adjustable to your tastes. The biggest part of the software is occupied by the ‘’Playlist’’ or ‘’Timeline’’.

FL Studio 12 PlayList

That is the core of your music production because every track you record or make virtually will have to be put there if you want it to be part of the final project. Top of the program displays Navigation Panel that you will get to know in the next few tutorials. On your left, you have the browser of files, plugins, and your history. ‘’Pattern Window’’ or ‘’Channel Rack’’ is the workshop of your beats and the ‘’Mixer’’ is where everything comes to a life.

But… before any kind of serious work, there are few crucial things you have to be familiar with before you start using this software:

1. ASIO4ALL Driver

This driver comes in handy when using the FL Studio. It allows you to bypass the sound mixer of your system and uses direct pass through layers and layers of commands to make things swifter and more stable.

Highly recommended for you to install it and use it!

To set it up open FL Studio 12 and navigate to OPTIONS (upper right corner) > Select the AUDIO tab > Under the DEVICE select ASIO4ALL. If you are experiencing glitches in the performance of FL Studio 12, navigate to the same menu, but click the rectangle that says Show ASIO panel and set different buffer length (higher value) until the glitches are gone.

FL Studio 12 ASIO Driver Settings

2. VST (Virtual Studio Technology)

This is a software interface that integrates various synthesizers, audio plugins with your virtual studio. It is basically an extension to your FL Studio that makes things more fun. It impairs many virtual instruments or effects that you can use to create different sounds. Some of the most famous ones are from Tone2, Native Instruments, iZotope, reFX, Arturia or Steinberg.

3. Packs and Samples

These are small samples or loops that can be used in your projects. Drum samples are the most common ones (such as kicks, snares, hats…). Some producers have an enormous library of drum loops packs and samples just to enrich the sound of their music but remember — quality is always more important than quantity.

This is just a tip of the music production iceberg. You are almost ready to get your fingers clicking various patterns and becoming an FL Studio pro!

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What Are Soundfonts and How To Use Them http://hexloops.com/what-are-soundfonts-and-how-to-use-them Tue, 17 Nov 2015 08:21:03 +0000 http://hexloops.com/?p=970 Wikipedia: SoundFont is a brand name that collectively refers to a file format and associated technology designed to bridge the gap between recorded and synthesized audio, especially for the purposes of computer music composition. SoundFont technology is an implementation of sample-based synthesis, first used on the Sound Blaster AWE32 sound card for its General MIDI […]

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Wikipedia:

SoundFont is a brand name that collectively refers to a file format and associated technology designed to bridge the gap between recorded and synthesized audio, especially for the purposes of computer music composition. SoundFont technology is an implementation of sample-based synthesis, first used on the Sound Blaster AWE32 sound card for its General MIDI support, and is still supported on current Sound Blaster products.

In a more simple form: A Soundfonts file (.SF2) is like a sample pack already mapped out across a samplers keys. It could be a synth, an instrument or drums etc. Basically, a Soundfonts is a virtual instrument that contain recorded audio samples of various musical instruments.

Although it is based on older technology, soundfonts can be very useful. Use Soundfonts and MIDI files to create new original loops and samples. Different SoundFonts allow you to produce and render different sound out of the same MIDI file, and that’s can be fascinating by itself. Professional producers can use specialized SoundFonts – for piano, trumpet, guitar, brass, strings, etc. Some soundfonts contain multiple instruments bundled into one file.

From our knowledge, most of our customers use FL Studio music software. FL Studio includes the Fruity SoundFont Player, an advanced sampler which can load SoundFont2 instruments. So you will not need to install extra plugins to use Soundfonts into your FL Studio.

Watch this video and see how exactly to use Soundfonts into Fl Studio, and then come back to read more…

For Reason music makers, use NN-XT to play Soundfonts.

You can use Soundfonts in any DAW with MIDI capability. If your music software does not natively support SF2 format, no problem, there are plenty soundfont players that ca be used alongside with your music software. Load it like any other Vst plugin, locate the soundfont and there you go!

Here are some free Soundfonts players:

  • DSK SF2 v2 – VST (32-bit Windows)
  • sforzando – Standalone, VST, Audio Unit, RTAS (32-64-bit Windows/MAC OS)
  • bs-0 – VST, Audio Unit (32-64-bit Windows/MAC OS)
  • SFZero – Audio Unit for MAC OS, VST (Beta)

How I can get more soundfonts?

There is a great number of SoundFonts on HexLoops.com – some of them are free, some are not. We used very often Soundfonts to create our instrumentals. That’s why many who bought our sample packs found, along with MIDI and WAV files, all the Soundfonts files used in the creation process.

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News: FL Studio 12 DAW Announced by Image-Line http://hexloops.com/news-fl-studio-12-music-software-announced-by-image-line Thu, 23 Apr 2015 09:44:32 +0000 http://hexloops.com/?p=733 Image-Line is excited to announce that the FL Studio 12 is now available for download at their official web-store. For all existing customers this is a free update, as part of Image-Line’s lifetime free update policy. Notable new features: Updated Editions with more value – FL Studio Fruity edition gains Automation Clips. Producer edition gains Sytrus […]

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Image-Line is excited to announce that the FL Studio 12 is now available for download at their official web-store. For all existing customers this is a free update, as part of Image-Line’s lifetime free update policy.

Notable new features:

  • Updated Editions with more value – FL Studio Fruity edition gains Automation Clips. Producer edition gains Sytrus & Maximus. Signature Bundle gains Harmless, Newtone, Gross Beat and Pitcher. Existing owners also get these great additions. See the complete feature comparison here.
  • Vectorial UI – FL Studio is now 100% vectorial allowing it to be used on 4, 5 or even 8K monitors with pin-sharp fidelity.
  • Mixer – Completely redesigned mixer, dynamically resizable with 6 layout styles plus 3-user configurable docking panels (left, centre and right) for track management. Multi-fader selection and adjustment. Improved mixer track grouping. Multi-touch support. 10 FX slots per track. Many new multi-track routing automated options. Enhanced grouping and submix functions. The dedicated ‘Send’ channels have been replaced with general purpose send tracks and added to the overall track-pool.
  • Updated plugins – 3xOSC, Edison, Formula Controller, Peak Controller, Keyboard Controller gain vectorial UIs. Envelope Controller (8 articulators, Mod X/Y envelopes & vectorial UI), Send (can now send to any mixer track & vectorial UI), Hardcore (new tube distortion effect & convolution based cabinet simulation), Patcher (Plugins open outside patcher. Auto patcherizing of existing plugins & multi-touch support). Fruity Convolver new impulse library by Soundiron. Finally, the Channel Settings are now integrated into the Wrapper. ZGameEditor Visualizer – Loads all popular video formats and gains 4K+ rendering.
  • Piano roll – Time markers added for labelling and looping purposes. Auto-zoom can now be switched off in the General Settings. Stamp tool replaces chord tool and allows users to click in chords from a selector. Macro to find overlapping notes.
  • Playlist – Drop multiple stems or Audio Clips on the Playlist from any Windows file browser.
  • Browser – Improved layout with user configurable category tabs (name and icon). The default categories include Files, Plugins and Current Project providing key content at a glance. Improved file management with Right-click delete options for most content.
  • Multi-touch support – Multi-touch has been extended to Mixer functions, Channel settings and Control Surface. Swap between Windows Multi-touch and FL Studio Multi-touch modes.
  • Improved 32 & 64 Bit VST plugin support – The wrapper has been redesigned to improve stability and compatibility. The FL Studio Plugin scan tool now allows unlimited VST search locations and quick favoriting.

If you are a new customer you can buy FL Studio 12 with an exclusive 10% discount here.

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Review: Hexloops Trap Midi Loops Bundle at Maschinemasters.com http://hexloops.com/review-trap-midi-bundle-loops-at-maschinemasters Mon, 20 Apr 2015 11:43:43 +0000 http://hexloops.com/?p=719 “First thing first , I have to say, in my opinion, having raw MIDI data, beats loops any day! As a producer if you are having trouble getting your drums right, or find yourself in need of a quick melody to throw in your track, these loops can come in quite handy. Having some useful […]

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“First thing first , I have to say, in my opinion, having raw MIDI data, beats loops any day! As a producer if you are having trouble getting your drums right, or find yourself in need of a quick melody to throw in your track, these loops can come in quite handy. Having some useful MIDI loops at the ready can be essential for quickly achieving these tasks, without losing inspiration, when you are flipping through sounds from the vast array of VST instruments we now have at our disposal. These can also be as “idea starters” to get your creative juices flowing.”

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I Would say the Trap MIDI Loops bundle holds the most value with new, up and coming Trap producers, but really should not be slept on by any producer in this genre. When the right patches and sounds are chosen, these patterns can make their way into existing production, while also providing solid foundations to get something started; a definite game changer! With over 700 Patterns total this bundle only costs $49.80, (that’s three kits for the price of two!). So make sure you head over to hexloops.com and check out Trap MIDI Loops bundle today! With the proper sound choice this MIDI is sure to launch you from the bedroom, to the studio in no time. Until next time yall, stay safe and make hits. – See more at: http://maschinemasters.com/hexloops-trapmidi-loops-bundle/

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HOW TO USE MIDI FILES – MIDI TUTORIAL http://hexloops.com/how-to-use-midi-files-loops-midi-tutorial Sun, 01 Mar 2015 08:12:07 +0000 http://hexloops.com/?p=563 Many music producers do not know or understand what you can do using MIDI files. I think that’s a pretty big mistake considering multiple possibilities of usability, flexibility and what you can do with MIDIs. The simplest definition that we can give is that the MIDI files are the signals (notes) that they don’t have […]

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Many music producers do not know or understand what you can do using MIDI files. I think that’s a pretty big mistake considering multiple possibilities of usability, flexibility and what you can do with MIDIs.

The simplest definition that we can give is that the MIDI files are the signals (notes) that they don’t have sound by themselves. But they can be transformed in sound by using a second program specially designed to produce sounds using MIDI files. This music software can receive the MIDI note and produce the sound that we are looking for.

And from here goes everything, we can create guitar sounds, piano sounds, bass sounds even drums and many many more. All depends by what instrument software is used. This “instrument software” are mostly VST plugins, for Windows users or Audio Units for MAC users. YUP! Those plugins that you have already seen in your making music program, be it Ableton Live, FL Studio, Logic Pro, Reason or another.

And if you think do not have enough plugins, there are countless websites that can offer you the professional virtual instrument you’re looking for. Here are some of the most popular company that develops and markets such programs: Arturia, Antares, Cableguys, D16 Group, iZotope, Rob Papen, Sinevibes and many more. On PluginBoutique.com you can get hundred of plugins, free or commercial so check it!

Back to MIDI files…

Bellow is an example on how we used a MIDI file to render some sounds, also we have prepared for you a collection of 10 free MIDI loops.

So, we are in FL Studio, tempo 120 (EDM, House etc.) and as instrument we add the Blue II synth created by Rob Papen with a bass preset.

Here is how it looks in Piano Roll…
FL Studio MIDI Tutorial

…and here is how its sound:

…the same MIDI pattern but with a piano preset:

…after some small note changes and using an arp preset:

As we said above we have prepared for you a collection of 10 free midi loops, here is the download.

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This MIDIs was designed for EDM, Dance, House, but change the tempo to 90bpm, insert a classic piano or a guitar and here you have a new sound line for a new Hip Hop beat. The possibilities are endless.!

The best part of using midi files is that you don’t really need to own a keyboard. You can use your mouse to “draw” the notes in the editor and create new sound lines. But if you already own a MIDI keyboard, then it becomes even more fun, you can add directly some effects, volumes etc.

Hope you are curious and interested in how to use and what you can create using MIDI files.

From our online store you can get a lot of MIDI files ready to be thrown in your program to create incredible sounds. We have something for everybody, from Trap, Hip Hop, RnB to Dance, Trance, EDM musical genres.

Browse the Store section, listen the audio demos and get your inspiration!

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Best iOS iPhone/iPad Music Apps For Making Beats http://hexloops.com/best-iphone-ipad-ios-music-apps-for-making-hip-hop-beats Thu, 19 Feb 2015 15:36:38 +0000 http://hexloops.com/?p=534 If you are looking for more mobility in making beats using your iPhone or iPad then check the bellow list for some of the best apps for creating Hip Hop beats. iMaschine This music app is one of my favorite and we think that this is the best music app for making beats. Developed by Native Instruments, […]

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If you are looking for more mobility in making beats using your iPhone or iPad then check the bellow list for some of the best apps for creating Hip Hop beats.

iMaschine

iMaschine Beats App

This music app is one of my favorite and we think that this is the best music app for making beats. Developed by Native Instruments, iMaschine has more features than you might imagine, you can mix and match any sound in whatever combination you want. Includes some great sample based instruments such as Quantum Collection. You can load your own loops and samples by importing via iTune’s file sharing section or from iTunes library. You can edit this samples, chop, slice across the pads to make it playable. Save and export your projects in the raw format to can continue on the main Maschine desktop software or simply export the final mixdown in Wav, Mp3 format or even export directly to your SoundCloud profile. All projects are fully transferable between iMaschine on different devices. Price: $4.99

More Details/Download: iMaschine

BeatMaker 2

BeatMaker 2 iPad Music App

BeatMaker 2 is another advanced mobile music workstation used by many beatmakers. This app features a very intuitive interface, easy to use and ready for any music producer, begginer or Pro! You can create multiple instruments and connect them to a full-range of audio effects. Connect your MIDI accessories for an external control of BeatMaker’s instruments, effects and mixer, ideal for home-studio productions and live performances. Price: $9.99

More Details/Download: BeatMaker 2

KORG iELECTRIBE

KORG iELECTRIBE iOS App

With the iELECTRIBE, sound creation is easy, fun and intuitive – just as on a vintage analog synthesizer. Simply choose a part (or sound) and touch the 16-step sequencer to quickly build a groove. This easy-to-use interface combines forces with the iPad’s 9.7” multi touch display to offer an intuitive “hardware” feel, sure to inspire and captivate the imagination of any user. Publish and share an exported audio file online with directly to your SoundCloud. Note that this app is available just for iPad and can’t be used on iPhone and iPod. Price: $19.99

More Details/Download: KORG iELECTRIBE

iMPC Pro

iMPC Pro iOS iPad application

Developed by AKAI, iMPC Pro is a 64-track music production powerhouse for your iPad. iMPC app is designed for iPad to emulate the popular hardware sampler MPC. Although the graphical user interface has been changed, performance controls like Note Repeat, Time Correct and 16-Levels are still there. You can  share your mixes straight to SoundCloud via CloudSeeder community. Price: $19.99.

More Details/Download: iMPC Pro

All Hex Loops sample packs can be used with all above music apps. Just download on your computer and then export the samples to your mobile device.

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Best Mixing Hip Hop Beats Vocals – Video Tutorials http://hexloops.com/best-mixing-hip-hop-beats-vocals-drums-music-production-video-tutorials Sat, 17 Jan 2015 12:07:41 +0000 http://hexloops.com/?p=404 Matthew Weiss proudly presents Mixing Hip Hop, best series of video tutorials for learning how to mix hip hop beats and vocals into your music software. Mix engineer Matthew Weiss shows you how to get the best sound out of your mixes and productions. He has mixed for Snoop Dog, Gorilla Zoe, J-Son, Dizzee Rascal, Arrested Development, […]

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Best Mixing Hip Hop TutorialsMatthew Weiss proudly presents Mixing Hip Hop, best series of video tutorials for learning how to mix hip hop beats and vocals into your music software.

Mix engineer Matthew Weiss shows you how to get the best sound out of your mixes and productions. He has mixed for Snoop Dog, Gorilla Zoe, J-Son, Dizzee Rascal, Arrested Development, Gift of Gab, 9th Wonder, Sonny Digital, !llmind and more.

You’ll learn how to:

  • Fix poorly recorded vocals
  • Make a rap vocal sound larger than life
  • Identify and enhance key frequencies
  • Compress for better tone and dynamics
  • Automate for more exciting mixes
  • Construct mind-bending ambiances

If you want to improve your mixes this tutorials are the perfect choice!

Mixing Rap Vocals:

  • Cleaning up a rap vocal
  • Controlling tone and dynamics
  • Cleaning and enhancing vocals with EQ
  • Constructing ambience with reverb & delay
  • Complete mix walkthrough start to finish
  • Bonus: Vocal cleanup EQ exercise
  • Bonus: Tips for producing better vocals

Mixing Rap Vocals 2:

  • Mix walkthrough: Murs
  • Mix walkthrough: Snoop Dogg
  • Mix walkthrough: Juicy J
  • Multiband dynamics workshop
  • Parallel processing with exciters
  • Mixing vocal doubles and ad-libs
  • Tips for mixing chorus vocals

Mixing Hip-Hop Beats:

  • Setting instrument levels
  • Automation techniques
  • Mixing low end bass
  • Mixing snare drums
  • Mixing strings and horns
  • Home mastering tips
  • Mixing peripheral elements
  • Bonus: Mixing 808s
  • Mixing Arrested Development

Hex Loops recommend these tutorials to any producer who want to mix beats close to perfection, you will definitely learn a lot of interesting stuff and your beats will sound much better!

Mixing Hip-Hop is priced at $97 for the Complete Bundle with all tutorials included or you can buy them separately for $47 each of the above series.

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Getting The Most Out of FL Studio 11 – Tips and Tricks http://hexloops.com/getting-the-most-out-of-fl-studio-11-tips-and-tricks Tue, 13 Jan 2015 09:48:37 +0000 http://hexloops.com/?p=305 This article is about how to setup and optimize FL Studio 11 on your computer, audio settings, CPU usage, best audio settings to get the most out of this software. When I first got FL Studio I was so excited to start working on making my own music. It was a dream of mine and […]

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This article is about how to setup and optimize FL Studio 11 on your computer, audio settings, CPU usage, best audio settings to get the most out of this software.

When I first got FL Studio I was so excited to start working on making my own music. It was a dream of mine and with FL, I figured I could start on it right away. As it turns out, my inexperience with DAW’s would hinder the advancement of my music for a couple months. Here are a few tips that I wish I had known back then.

First of all, there is a memory difference between FL 10 and FL 11. FL 10 uses two gigabytes if RAM automatically. This isn’t a problem for most but if you use several layers of VST plugins I’d recommend upgrading your memory usage. To do that, right click your shortcut to the program and click on “Open File Location.” When you get there, there should be a shortcut named “FL (Extended Memory).” This will allow the program to use four gigabytes of RAM instead of a measly two. To reiterate, if you use FL 11 it automatically uses four gigs of RAM. This goes without saying but if your computer doesn’t have at least four gigs of RAM and you want to take producing seriously, I’d consider upgrading your hardware. To prove a point, my computer has 12 gigs of RAM.

After you have successfully made sure you’re using four gigs or RAM, we can move onto another very important step to making FL run its best. When you open FL and look at the top, there should be a small box that looks similar to this:

FL Studio Refresh Rate

This is the “speedometer” of FL and your computer. On the left it measures your CPU usage within using FL and on the right it measures how much RAM your FL project is using. If you right click this box there will be an option of refresh rates and also whether it shows RAM used or RAM available. The RAM part is just a preference but go ahead and set the refresh rate to “Fast.” This sets FL Studio at a higher priority on your computer and devotes more CPU power to it as well. This will not only make FL run faster, but it will also take out some of the skipping and overloads when you play a track back within a project.

Next up is using ASIO 4 ALL. ASIO is a sound driver that is supported by FL Studio. Generally it works much better than using your primary sound driver. To set ASIO as your FL driver, hit F10. This is the settings menu. Now click on the audio tab on the left. You should see something similar to this picture:

FL Studio Audio Settings

Now on the top portion, there should be an “input/output” tab and it you just started FL for the first time, it might say “Primary Sound Driver” on the drop down menu. Go ahead and click on the dropdown and click on the “ASIO 4 ALL v2”. If you have done it correctly, it should look like this:

FL Studio ASIO4ALL

If it looks like that, you have successfully made ASIO your FL Sound driver. Though I cannot explain all the technical things ASIO does within FL, I know that it makes the program run faster and even sound better than before. When you use a ton of external devices for FL, ASIO can get a little funny. If you’re having problems with it go to the Image-Line forums and they can usually answer any questions you may have.

If you have successfully completed all of these steps, then you have supercharged FL Studio on your computer. For reference, try using FL with and without these steps and see the difference they make!

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