Now, it's time for you to create your own track.

  1. Select the right tempo. Hip hop beats are between 75 and 100 beats per minute (BPM). Trap beats usually have higher tempos (135-160 BPM).

  2. Start with Drums. Music producers usually start a beat by creating a drum pattern. Hip hop beats usually consist of kick drums, snares, and hi-hats. Choose quality samples. Quality drum samples are the building blocks for any professional sounding beat. You can also start a beat with a sample or melody. Follow whatever inspires you the most. 

  3. Add melodies. The melodies are the instruments that are played over the drums. The instruments can be piano, synth, bass, strings, live instruments, and more.

  4. Add a baseline. The baseline is another melody or riff at a much lower tone that plays under the main melody. The bass beat can be in synth bass or bass guitar.

  5. Add a sample (adjust the tempo of your sample to match your beat)

  6. Add sound effects

  7. Create variations of your beat. Create different patterns of your beat that can be turned into the intro, chorus, bridge, and verse.

  8. Arrange your patterns.

Work together to combine your ideas and create a track that represents "our sound"