Sometimes Keeping It Simple Is All The Complexity A Beat Needs
|By AMIR SAID (SA’ID)|
I have strong admiration for Ty Fyffe’s work. His beats all share a “no nonsense” quality. His drums are steady and always knock hard. And the overall character of his sound selection—usually made up of obscure, untraceable sounds—is sparse, but flanked my intricate nuances. In this video, Ty Fyffe illustrates making a beat through the use of multiple sound-stabs. Fyffe assigns the same sound-stab (I think) to roughly 8 pads on his Akai MPC 2500. For each pad assignment, he has the sound-stab set at a different pitch level, which allows him to play each sound-stab like individual notes.
The video below is presented here for the purpose of scholarship.
Episode 1 Music Producer Ty Fyffe Shows You How To Make A HitArticles, Beat Breakdown, Beatmaking, Beatmaking Themes, Theories, and Concepts, BeatTips Jewel Droppin', BeatTips MusicStudy, Features, Hip Hop Production Techniques, Hip Hop/Rap Music Education, How to Make Beats, Music Themes, Music Theory, and Music Concepts, MusicStudy, Programming Bass Lines, Programming Drum Fills, Programming Drums, Programming Hi-Hats, Programming Kicks, Programming Samples, Programming Snares, Sa'id, Sample-Based Beats, Sequencing Drums, Setups In Action, Sound Design, The Art of Sampling