The Best Hip Hop Beats For Sale in 2017

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A great new Service that Will change the way you buy your Hip Hop beats.

Jan 062018




   Coming soon a new subscription service that will allow aspiring Hip Hop artist the ability to download 10 to 40 hip hop instrumentals monthly from my production catalog. The subscription fee will start $9.99 via pay pal or stripe. And will include additional services that will be exclusive to certain subscription packages. These included services will range from song mixing and mastering, single Wav file, first dibs, beat previews and more.

This exciting new subscription services will give artist a chance to save big and put out more quality music. And the opportunity to have access to a wide range of instrumentals that would nearly impossible to do if you were relying on buy 1 get 2 or 3 deals and discounts. This services keeps you in the loop as well as inspired. The creative possibilities are endless. Keeping your fans entertained and on their toes when your releasing music consistently. Gaining new interest from potential fans will increase. Just a few things to consider before this feature becomes available.


For those who may be worried about single leasing and exclusive rights options being fazed out. These buying options will remain available. Mix tape and Ep packages will be available soon as well. The current buying options and pricing can be viewed below:

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.


How to choose the right licensing option for your project

Oct 102017



     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.

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.


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.


 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.


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.




How to prepare your songs for the mix engineer.

Aug 032017



  Preparing your songs for a mix engineer can vary. As it pertains to the preference of the mix engineer working on your song(s). Some engineers may prefer you to send them your songs in the program session they were created in. While some may want you to send them individual stem files. But before doing anything there is much preparation on your end that needs to be done.

1. Labeling- Whether you're sending your project sessions or audio stem files you need to be organized. I have yet to see an artist record vocals without having any multiple takes and edits. With that being said make sure your labeling everything from intro chorus, verse one, bridge etc. Just because you might know where and what everything is doesn't mean the person who will be working on your tracks will. This saves you time and money as the mix engineer may feel like it's not part of their job to organize your work.


2. Clean up your tracks-The dead space that often appears after your vocal recordings should be trimmed down. This includes unwanted noises that may have been caused by improper edits such as clicks and pops and any other unwanted artifacts. The use of cross-fading at edit points will help fix most of these issues. Another good technique that can be used as a counter measure. Would be to solo your tracks to hear if you can identify edits while looking away from your computer monitor. These are preventive measures against unwanted artifacts that could affect the quality of your mixes later on during the mastering phase. Where the use of heavy compression will be applied to your song, amplifying any and everything that you may not have been able to hear before the mixing stage.


3. Bypass All effects Before you go and hit the export button make sure you have bypassed any EQ, reverb, delay and compression plug-ins that you have processing on any of the tracks. As this will cause issues for the person working on your tracks. Once you've exported your tracks. There will be no way for the mix engineer to bypass your effects, once you've exported your tracks. Resulting in a delay of your song being mixed. Because he or she needed to contact you about having your songs resent with unprocessed audio.


4. Folder And Content info-Besides labeling your files you also need to label the export folder you've created. You'll want to label your folder with the song title and tempo. Also including a notepad file within the content folder stating any useful information such as sample rate and bit depth of the exported track. Once you've got everything done. You'll need to send your files to your engineer using a file sharing system. To consolidate your file size a free to use program called “winrar” or “zip file” can be used for this. Now you can opt out and send just your folder as most file sharing sites will allow you to upload just your folder. Whether its dropbox or mediafire you'll be able to upload with ease.

These are good practices for any project you're sending to your mix engineer or even collaborating with a producer/artist. Most professionals will be happy and willing to guide you throughout the entire process. But having some knowledge of how to send your sessions helps increase the turnaround time for your project. There are a ton of tutorials that can help familiarize yourself with the process, using the DAW of your choice.

How to improve the audio quality of your mp3 recordings.

Jul 182017

For artist who are unable to opt out for Wav leases as they can be pricey. When you're putting together a project and you're a few beats away from going over your budget. Here's a method that can help you save some money and preserve audio quality with your songs at the same time. For This method you will need to create a Wav file by recording from a mp3 file. While using a DAW of your choice but for this illustration I’ll be using Presonus studio one 3. This is a similar technique producers use to create beats from old and new recordings called sampling. But in this case the beat is already made, mixed, mastered and you'll just need to create a wav file from its recording.

  1. Load up your DAW: While methods may vary upon program the principle remains the same and can be applied to any DAW.undefined
  2. Import the mp3 file:  Set the project tempo to file you're going to use.Locate the mp3 in your file browser then drag and drop into the sequencer.undefined
  3. Create a “bus”: After you have imported the mp3 file, right click on the audio channel and select create bus. undefined
  4. Route audio to a send: Click send so that the audio can sent to another channel and make sure the “bus” is selected.undefined
  5. Create a new track. This new track is where you''ll be recording the audio to. undefinedundefined
  6. Choose “bus”: Now to receive the audio signal on the new track make sure bus is selected as the input source. undefined  
  7. Adjust the input levels: At this point you should hear audio coming from the mp3 channel as well as the bus track. You'll also notice the sound being too loud.Adjusting the levels from mp3 channel so that it reaches a level you're comfortable with on the VU meter. you'll also want to give yourself some headroom for your vocals. You will need to adjust the volume levels to your liking. Adjusting the bus volume as well if you're unable to reach a desirable level.undefined
  8. Arm the audio track: Once you've adjusted the levels make sure the monitor tab is and deselected and arm the track.undefined
  9. Press record: Now that you have your levels and have armed your track click on record.                    
  10. Review audio: Mute the mp3 and “bus” tracks to review what you've just recorded.
    Once you've finished recording your song you'll now have to Bounce it out to either a Wav 44.1khz 16bit  wav or mp3 file. Depending on how your songs will be distributed online most companies will prefer you to upload in wav format only.