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Beat Making – Adding Variation To A Loop

Beat Making – Adding Variation To A Loop

Do you know what sells a song besides energy, creativity and a neat composition? The answer is really simple here and diversity is a key factor you should always consider when producing brand new music.

This is what we’ll highlight today so in this tutorial we’re going to find out how to add variation in the initial stages of your songs after you’re done creating a basic loop. This should come very helpful with the beat construction so let’s see what can we learn about that and diversity when making music.

Working and developing a song based on a loop or two, three or four sections is great, it can be the key to success but the thing with loops is that they get repetitive quickly and your audience will most likely get bored if you used the same scheme for the second drop, especially if we’re talking about Electronic music. Electro fans want diversity and they get to chose from a huge amount of great artists so you really need to step your game up if you want to become a top shot producer.

A very easy solution to not boring your fans it to chop and re-arrange the elements placed in your song. In quite sure that in every DAW you can find in the beat production market you can chop and place in a different way a loop so we decided to post just a quick example on how far you can take this technique. See below.

Noticed how much of a change diversity makes in a song? And also, this really puts the lights on your creativity and at the end of the day that is what sets you apart from other music producers trying to make their way up in an industry that’s already competitive. Pay attention to both techniques presented in this tutorial and feel free to come up with new ways to extract dull parts out of your songs. The list is pretty much endless and you can simply add DJ techniques or just build Bridges, change intensities and if you thinking about going wild on this one you can also change tempos…within a song! Anything will do.

The main idea is to be creative and well informed of what your DAW can do. Take advantage of the possibilities and implement out of the box techniques in every song you put out there.

Alex Moruz Alex is a keen music aficionado who has written and published acclaimed opinion pieces on modern music genres such as techno, hip hop, rap and new age. He is a musician by training and has co-produced several records.