Posts Tagged ‘Drum Loops’

Hi guys, it’s Andre.

It’s the 52nd issue of my production diary and once again I’m sharing the things I learn at Benztown about radio imaging and production with you on this blog.

Creating imaging and work parts for various formats and stations at one time isn’t an easy task. It’s about getting the sound that the music you work with has. Nobody would purchase a CHR library that sounds like the CHR music ten years ago. You’ve got to keep up with your formats and their sound.

That’s why we’re working with reference tracks. We always want to sound a bit hotter than the others, so we’re checking out the newest innovators of their format. Check out the key artists of your format or your station and analyze their songs. You’ll soon hear all the characteristic sounds of your specific format.

Now, try to emulate that sound. Get one or two reference tracks into your session and try to make your work parts fit the reference tracks. Recreate certain sounds until you’re close to the original.

Especially when it comes to create drum loops, synths or during mastering – reference tracks help you finding the right sound that makes your imaging fit your format or station.

If you want to know more about the music you’re working with, use some analyzer tools to get an exact image of how it sounds and works.

Below are some work parts created from reference tracks for various Benztown formats. Maybe you can guess some of them 😉

Cheers and have a nice weekend.

After an incredible year for Benztown, we want to say thanks to all our readers, clients and guest authors.

Thanks to everyone providing audio, ideas, feedback, screenshots, videos and tricks. Without you, this blog wouldn’t exist!

To celebrate 2012 we’re giving away 4 free Breakbeat and Dubstep inspired Loops to all our readers. The contestants of our Xmas Contest might find them sounding familiar :)….

Happy New Year to all of you and to a great 2012!

Hey guys, it’s Andre.

It’s now my 38th week here at Benztown. The 38th part of my Production Diary, where I share all the things I learned about radio imaging and production.

Today, I’m showing you one of my most favorite instrument plugins – Battery by Native Instruments.


In our webinar yesterday, Mike played some brand new pieces he did for his HotAC station in Denver, Alice 105.9. After I received a ton of emails, I asked Mike to send the stuff over and here it is: Great Beatmix beginning. Loops and Sound Design from Fame FX.

Hey guys, it’s Andre.

It’s now my 13th week as volunteer at the Benztown Studios at Stuttgart and today, I’ve got a nice trick for everyone starting with beat creation.

Remember my post about Stylus RMX? An easy to use and effective tool for beat creation. After using the Multi Mode with predefined loops, it’s time to go one step further and create our own loops with the Kit Mode.

This time, I’m going to show you how to combine Stylus RMX with the MIDI editor and how to get it back into audio tracks. (more…)

Hi guys.

One of our mostly updated category in our service are Drumloops. Every week, we offer at least 4 Drumloops for every format, so you see. There’s a lot of work to do. And today, I’m showing you a PlugIN to take care of this task.

Enjoy the fifth part of my production diary. (more…)

As a reply to our Xmas Gift Contest our subscriber Andre sent through an email yesterday including 3 great drum loops he produced with proTools and Stylus. His goal is a gig at a radio station and the XMAS GIFT blog post on benztown to get there. I hope we can help him to get there his stuff is really nice mastered and mixed. Check out the Loops and read his email.

Andre Loop for Benztown 1 155bpm by Benztown Branding Blog

Andre Loop for Benztown 2 139bpm by Benztown Branding Blog

Andre Loop for Benztown 3 122bpm by Benztown Branding Blog