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How to Make a Trap Beat | Native Instruments Blog

Learn what trap music is and how to make a trap beat with all of its hallmark elements, including a half-time drum pattern, a deep 808 bass, a triplet flow, and tempos ranging from 130 to 200 BPM.

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How to Write a Melody in Five Easy Steps | Native Instruments Blog

New writing melodies? This guide will introduce you to how melodies work, give examples of some famous melodies, and offer five tips for how to write a melody yourself.

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Hip-hop Drums 101: How to Write Drum Patterns | Native Instruments Blog

Analyze the fundamental elements of classic hip-hop beats and learn how to make hip-hop drum beats, rap drum patterns, and trap drum patterns in your DAW that can take your music to the next level.

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MIDI: Your Guide to MIDI and MIDI Controllers | Native Instruments Blog

MIDI is short for "Musical Instrument Digital Interface" and allows digital music gear to communicate with each other. Learn more about what MIDI is and how it’s used in music production.

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Mute Records’ Daniel Miller on How to Sign a Record Deal | Native Instruments Blog

With 45 years’ experience, there are few industry figures with more knowledge of signing a record deal than Daniel Miller, label boss of the legendary Mute Records. Daniel shares his insights into the burning question of how to sign a record deal and provide guidance on some of the red flags to watch out for.

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Basics of Mastering a Beat | Native Instruments Blog

Looking to make your beat sound as wide and as loud as the best of them? Follow this step-by-step guide for how to master a beat to get a professional, clean sound.

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How to Make Lofi Music: 5 Key Elements to Create That Chill, Vintage Sound

Looking to create the textured, vintage sound of lofi music? Learn what lofi music is and how to make lofi beats in a step-by-step tutorial with your DAW, sampled instruments, and some plugins.

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The Best Gifts for Music Producers in 2022 | Native Instruments Blog

Need gift ideas for a music producer? Discover the best gifts for music producers in 2022 including software instruments and effects, mixing and mastering plugins, MIDI controllers, room treatment, and more.

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Audio Interfaces 101: What Are They and How to Choose One | Native Instruments Blog

Audio interfaces are dedicated hardware units featuring inputs and outputs designed to improve sound quality and give you more audio routing options. Explore why it’s important to use audio interfaces for recording as well as how to set up and use them in your productions.

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What is Wavetable Synthesis? | Native Instruments Blog

What is wavetable synthesis? Find out how it works, learn about the best wavetable synths, and make your own powerful wavetable sounds with MASSIVE X.