The Best Hip Hop Beats For Sale in 2017

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How to give your vocals more edge with effects

Oct 132017

 

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    Adding effects to your vocals can help emphasize your point while giving your song a unique edge of its own. This can be done in many ways, from subtle to extreme and with moderation. Knowing when to use these effect will come with experience and preference. The overall benefit to applying effects to your vocals is that it gives your song(s) edge, uniqueness and helps you as an artist stand out. Whether you decide to take the subtle or extreme approach, in this article I'll be explaining how you can apply effects to your vocals to give your songs more edge.

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1-Distortion-Believe it or not this is one of those most wildly used effects engineers use in their mixes. Often referred to as saturation because it adds warmth to the audio. But in this case we are looking to have the effect stand out with some harshness, that can be soften with some reverb and a D-esser (if necessary). This can be achieved by copying the lead vocals, bringing the level of the copied track down so the overall volume isn’t too loud while adding a separate bus track that has the distortion plug in off your choice. A combination of controlling the distortion signal being applied to the copied track and the volume of the copied track will based on preference. But if you want a clean sounding signal mixed with the audio then you'll want to apply as much distortion as possible. See illustration below: 

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2-Filter effects-Now we've all heard songs where the vocals sound thin as if their being re played from a radio or tiny speaker. Well this effect can be applied to your back up vocals or adlibs of your song as well. This can be achieved with a hi pass filter Eq, you basically want to remove as much of the low and mid frequencies as possible. The target frequency mark for the hi pass filter will be around 1.86 KHz. This effect can be applied on small parts of your song to emphasize cadence.  See illustration below:

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3-sidechaining reverb and delay- This is a technique used to add clarity on instruments mainly synthesizers and vocals that have reverb and delay applied to them. The issue that occurs with reverb is it can often overpower individual instruments as well as the entire mix. The remedy for this would be to side chain your reverb and delay. You do this by adding a compressor at the end of your FX bus track of your lead vocal mix shown in the illustration below: 

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 You can mute the previous effects temporarily until you've reached your desired compression settings(optional). Once you've reached your comfortable with, enable the previous effects and adjust the threshold and release to your liking. You should be able to hear the effects being controlled and slightly pushed under the vocals. Remember to bypass and enable to compare the difference from before and after.

Nicki Minaj feat.Big Sean type beat

Oct 112017

All Before prod.by Fred Krush   Buy Now


     This is a hip-hop,pop and new school style beat. Inspired by Nicki Minaj, Big Sean titled “All Before” and produced by Fred Krush. If you like this beat you can purchase it simply by clicking on the highlighted “Buy Now” link above. This instrumental consist of piano, live pop style drums, strings, electric guitar , pads and bass synth. I spent about an hour and a half composing this beat. This instrumental was mix and mastered by Fred Krush , hope you enjoy.

 

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Buying options and what to expect explained: All buying options are available for instant delivery and here's what's offered.
Licensing options: Here is a complete list of what to expect when you're buying beats from Fredkrush.com.
1.Standard- With the standard purchasing option you'll receive an untagged mp3 file (link) that will be sent to you instantly via email with instructions on how to download your order.
Contents of this option are: untagged high quality mp3, distribution limit of 5,000 digital and psychical copies sold, No ownership under this license Fred krush will remain the sole copyright owner.
2.Premium- With the premium option you'll Receive an untagged higher quality wav file (link) that will be sent to you instantly via email with instructions on how to download your order.
Contents of this option are: Untagged higher quality wav, distribution limit of 10,000 digital and psychical copies sold, no ownership will be granted under this license. Fred krush will remain the sole copyright owner of any and all compositions licensed to you under this option.
3.Pro mix- With the pro mix option you'll receive an untagged highest quality wav file (link) that will be sent to you instantly to you via email with instructions on how to down load your order. Note this is the highest quality wav because its the mastered file. So it won't be as loud and you'll be able to have your song mastered by me or by another mastering professional of your choice.
Contents of this option are: Untagged highest quality mixed and untagged wav, distribution limit of 15,000 digital and psychical copies sold, no ownership will be granted to you under this license. Fred krush will remain the sole copyright owner of any and all compositions licensed to you under this option.
4.Exclusive-With the Exclusive option you'll Receive an untagged fully tracked out stem file wav file (link) that will be sent to you instantly via email with instructions on how to download your order. This option gives you the ability to have total control of your sound as it will allow you to take your recording sessions to a mix engineer.

Contents of this option are: This is a special order as price will vary because you the artist are buying exclusive usage rights that will allow you unlimited use and distribution of psychical and digital copies. Once the beat you desire to purchase for Exclusive use it will be marked as sold and will no longer be sold to anyone one else. As a registered composer of BMI and will require a royalty percentage Fred krush will remain the sole copyright owner of the purchased beat(s). Buyouts options for full ownership are available, however this will be priced higher. For more info on exclusive rights read: understanding exclusive rights

 

How to choose the right licensing option for your project

Oct 102017

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     When you're just starting out as an artist and your putting together a project for the first time, choosing the right licensing option is vital. Knowing which option is best for your project can have an impact on it's overall success. You'll want to avoid choosing the wrong licensing option so that your not throwing away your hard earned cash. Few tips to keep in mind that will help you make the best decisions when buying beats online.

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1-Project Goal- The type of project your putting out will determine your licensing choice. For example an artist putting out a mixtape will choose to lease beats instead of then buying exclusive rights. As exclusive rights can be pricey opting out for a lease would be the appropriate solution for an artist putting out a mixtape. Albums and EP's would require exclusive rights do to the nature of the project being put together. The expectation that comes with an artist buying beats for their album or Ep would be to have zero limitations, as far as sales and commercial use. As for mixtapes the expectation is some what lower and temporary in terms of how long an artist will be allowed to use the beats for their project.

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2-Mp3 or wav- This is determined by an artist's experience level. Early on quality isn't usually a concern with artist who are putting out a first time project. In fact if you're just starting out a mixtape is usually a starting point for beginners. Choosing an mp3 lease is fine if your just starting out. And if you're looking to save money as well, since Wav leases usually cost more. Other producers may even offer stem files as well, leaving you with more control over your recording sessions. But again this is due to preference that comes from the artist's experience with recording their work. By the third or fourth project most artist will begin to come into their own and will pursue better quality hence Wav or tracked out licensing options.

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 3- Pricing- You'll notice a huge difference in pricing between the licensing options available to you when it comes to mixtapes and albums. As mentioned before your experience level and project will determine how much you'll need to spend on licensing. You won't have to search to hard to find a mixtape deal on line do to the nature of these types of projects.

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4-Expectations – Knowing what you expect from your project will help you determine the direction you'll need to go when it comes to choosing the right license. If you're expecting to just do shows to help create a buzz while handing out your mixtape or demo then leasing is best they way to go. But if you're looking to have your songs placed on Tv & Film than obtaining exclusive rights is the best option for you. Establishing a clear plan earlier on with the points discussed in this post will help you choose the right licensing option for your project.

 

 

 

Future Type Beat

Oct 052017

"When It's On" prod.By Fred Krush  BUY NOW 

 

 

     This is a Trap and R&B Future inspired style beat. The instruments used to create this beat were piano, synth leads, Electric Guitar,808's and trap drums. It took me about 30 minutes to come up with idea and an hour to finish. Mixed and mastered by Fred Krush. Ideal for serious artist who are putting together a Demo, EP, Mixtape or Album. If your an aspiring artist who'd like to purchase this beat simply click on the highlighted buy now button above  just under the video or the picture below. Licensing terms and buying options can be view below.

 

 

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Buying options and what to expect explained: All buying options are available for instant delivery and here's what's offered.

Licensing options: Here is a complete list of what to expect when you're buying beats from Fredkrush.com.
1.Standard- With the standard purchasing option you'll receive an untagged mp3 file (link) that will be sent to you instantly via email with instructions on how to down load your order.
Contents of this option are: untagged high quality mp3, distribution limit of 5,000 digital and psychical copies sold, No ownership under this license Fred krush will remain the sole copyright owner.

2.Premium- With the premium option you'll Receive an untagged higher quality wav file (link) that will be sent to you instantly via email with instructions on how to download your order.
Contents of this option are: Untagged higher quality wav, distribution limit of 10,000 digital and psychical copies sold, no ownership will be granted under this license. Fred krush will remain the sole copyright owner of any and all compositions licensed to you under this option.

3.Pro mix- With the pro mix option you'll receive an untagged highest quality wav file (link) that will be sent to you instantly to you via email with instructions on how to down load your order. Note this is the highest quality wav because its the mastered file. So it won't be as loud and you'll be able to have your song mastered by me or by another mastering professional of your choice.

Contents of this option are: Untagged highest quality mixed and untagged wav, distribution limit of 15,000 digital and psychical copies sold, no ownership will be granted to you under this license. Fred krush will remain the sole copyright owner of any and all compositions licensed to you under this option.

4.Exclusive-With the Exclusive option you'll Receive an untagged fully tracked out stem file wav file (link) that will be sent to you instantly via email with instructions on how to download your order. This option gives you the ability to have total control of your sound as it will allow you to take your recording sessions to a mix engineer.


Contents of this option are: This is a special order as price will vary because you the artist are buying exclusive usage rights that will allow you unlimited use and distribution of psychical and digital copies. Once the beat you desire to purchase for Exclusive use it will be marked as sold and will no longer be sold to anyone one else. As a registered composer of BMI and will require a royalty percentage Fred krush will remain the sole copyright owner of the purchased beat(s). Buyouts options for full ownership are available, however this will be priced higher. For more info on exclusive rights read: understanding exclusive rights

 

Fabolous and lil uzi vert Type beat.

Oct 042017

 

 

"Leya " Prod.By Fred krush            Buy NOW

   This is a Fabolous and lil uzi vert inspired beat. If your looking for a instrumental with a trap soul vibe then this is the beat for you. At 73 bpm this beat was composed just under 30 minutes. The instruments used in this composition were piano, pads, synth leads, organs, 808 and trap drums. Ideal for Mixtapes,EP's, Demo's and albums. Instrumental was fully mixed by Fred krush as well as the mastering.while this is an inspired style beat feel free to make it your own. To buy this beat just click on the highlighted buy now button at the top or the  image below.

 

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Here's a detailed breakdown of the licensing options and what to expect when you order beats from Fredkrush.com:

1.Standard- With the standard purchasing option you'll receive an untagged mp3 file (link) that will be sent to you instantly via email with instructions on how to download your order.
Contents of this option are: untagged high quality mp3, distribution limit of 5,000 digital and psychical copies sold, No ownership under this license Fred krush will remain the sole copyright owner.

2.Premium- With the premium option you'll Receive an untagged higher quality wav file (link) that will be sent to you instantly via email with instructions on how to download your order.
Contents of this option are: Untagged higher quality wav, distribution limit of 10,000 digital and physical copies sold, no ownership will be granted under this license. Fred krush will remain the sole copyright owner of any and all compositions licensed to you under this option.

3.Pro mix- With the pro mix option you'll receive an untagged highest quality wav file (link) that will be sent to you instantly to you via email with instructions on how to download your order. Note this is the highest quality wav because its the mastered file. So it won't be as loud and you'll be able to have your song mastered by me or by another mastering professional of your choice.

Contents of this option are: Untagged highest quality mixed and untagged wav, distribution limit of 15,000 digital and physical copies sold, no ownership will be granted to you under this license. Fred krush will remain the sole copyright owner of any and all compositions licensed to you under this option.

4.Exclusive-With the Exclusive option you'll Receive an untagged fully tracked out stem file wav file (link) that will be sent to you instantly via email with instructions on how to download your order. This option gives you the ability to have total control of your sound as it will allow you to take your recording sessions to a mix engineer.


Contents of this option are: This is a special order as price will vary because you're the artist are buying exclusive usage rights that will allow you unlimited use and distribution psychical and digital copies. Once the beat you desire to purchase for Exclusive use it will be marked as sold and will no longer be sold to anyone one else. As a registered composer of BMI and will require a royalty percentage Fred krush will remain the sole copyright owner of the purchased beat(s). Buyouts options for full ownership are available, however this will be priced higher. For more info on exclusive rights refer to this article: understanding exclusive rights to help give you a better understanding.

Finding a Daw That Fits You Creatively

Oct 022017

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  As producers we often find ourselves out growing the day one DAWs we use to create music. This happens for many reasons either our direction and approach has changed. Or we simply want a new sound that reflects where we are creatively in our lives. While some may simply want change creatively. Replacing everything from their DAWs to studio equipment that have been in use for years inside their studio setups.When it comes to audio production change can either make or break your workflow. Sometimes we may find a better solution to our previous set ups that increase our productivity and overall experience creating music.


In my expireence the best times to expirement using a different digital audio workstation would be when having beat block. Yes like writers block producer also go through beat block from time to time and it is rough and can last for a while depending on the producer. Exploring other options can somethimes help getting out of the creative block. Now this isn't the only way to deal with producers block just a means of evaluating the current state your workflow and creative process. As every DAW has its own approach to getting the job done. Sometimes different layouts can present new creative possibilities that weren't noticeble or present in our previous DAWs.


When I started making beats the first program that I started out with was Sonar at the time it was a solid program and it still is.But creatively it wasn't a good fit for me. I later choose to use FL studio which is another great DAW in its own right respectively. However it wasn't quite enough for me creativly at the time. I needed something the that had some what of an unorthodox feel and approach. I moved on to another digital audio work station that did. One day a friend of mine was messing around in Propellerheads Reason and showed me some of its features capabilities for beat making. At that time it had its limitations but creatively it was good fit for me.Because of its limitations I often found my self going back and forth between Reason and FL studio at the. I even explored the possibilites with a few other DAWs like Reaper,Studio one and Abelton live. All of which are great programs each with their own unique way of creating music But in the end I always up using Reason as my go to DAW.