The code of the beat.

The Real Genius of Multiple Music-Making Tools


Whatever Your Musical Assets, the True Test is Reconciling Them With Your Style and Sound


All musicians bring their background to the music form that they’re interested in creating. But perhaps the trickiest thing about this is figuring when to interject that background and when not to. That’s why when it comes to beatmaking and my broad musical influences, I always try to follow one simple rule: Find those ways to make my different music tools—influences and gear—work for my musical goals rather than against them.

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About Author

Amir Said (aka Sa’id) is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of BeatTips. A writer, publisher, and beatmaker/rapper from New York, Said is the author of a number of books, including ‘The BeatTips Manual,’ ‘The Art of Sampling,’ ‘Ghetto Brother,’ and ‘The Truth About New York.’ He is also a recording artist with a number of music projects, including his latest album 'The Best of Times.' Follow him on Twitter at: @amirsaid and @BeatTipsManual