rap/hip hop production tips

Discussion in 'Microphones (live or studio)' started by infamis, Jan 5, 2002.

  1. infamis

    infamis Guest

    I'm interested in knowing if there are any tips specific to rap/hip hop recording/mixing/engineering? Especially dealing with bass...
  2. osmuir

    osmuir Active Member

    Apr 3, 2001
    dbx 120xp subharmonic synth.

    ass shakin bass.

  3. hargerst

    hargerst Active Member

    Jan 28, 2001
    And make sure you have a subwoofer in your system, or that your main system goes down pretty low.
  4. Melange

    Melange Guest

    Also, smoke alot of blunts and check your mixes in an iced-out stretch Navigator. You'll know the bass is right when your platinum teeth start to shake.
  5. Ang1970

    Ang1970 Well-Known Member

    Sep 5, 2000
    Melange obviously doesn't know what he's talking about. Anyone who works with rappers knows that you have to check the mix out in an iced-out stretch Escalade! :D ;)
  6. Brainwash

    Brainwash Guest

    Well I just have something for ya to think about. One big issue I have with most modern rap is it is so standard. The sounds used are simmilar, the beats are simmilar. Everything sounds really bad and cheezy. My suggestion to you is to just explore other elements. Maybe make some of your own synth patches. Maybe add some of your own instrumentation. Possibly play with the beat a little bit. I can appreciate some rap, when it is done with intelligent production and creativity. Just... think innovative
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