2x Grammy winning,10x Grammy nominated, 45x platinum – that’s a one-of-a-kind success story. East Coast producer !llmind (Kanye West, Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Future, J Cole, Travis Scott) makes a moody rap banger from scratch using Native Instruments’ KOMPLETE NOW subscription bundle.
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@Ill Mind the Blap God breaks down his beatmaking philosophies and creative choices as he layers HYBRID KEYS and LO-Fi GLOW in Reason to create a multi-textured melody, then kicks it up a notch with huge sub bass, trap hi-hats, and hard-hitting kicks from MASSIVE X and BATTERY NOW, all powered by NI’s KOMPLETE KONTROL S61 keyboard.
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00:00 – Intro
01:51 – Building a foundation with HYBRID KEYS
03:08 – Using HYBRID KEYS synth leads for a spacey ’80s vibe
04:01 – Layering textured synths in LO-FI GLOW
04:34 – Creating an audio group and pitching
06:26 – Recording a vintage synth line with RETRO MACHINES MK2
08:24 – Building trap hi-hats & snare rolls in BATTERY
10:08 – Adding fat sub bass with MASSIVE X
12:22 – Choosing hard-hitting kick drums & ghost notes
13:53 – Track arrangement tips
16:50 – Adding transitions & ear candy
18:05 – Final steps in the DAW
18:56 – Metapop remix challenge
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