How to make RnB/Rap Beats OVO Style
October’s Very Own has made its mark on the RnB scene. As a label they have spearheaded a distinctive style that we’re about to lift the lid on. This course takes you from making the beat to mixing RnB/Rap Beats OVO Style.
Motivate yourself and inspire music to new heights with professional insights and smart tips
Learn how to lay down killer RnB & Rap Beats
From acts like Drake to PARTYNEXTDOOR and OB O’Brien, to producers including 40, Boi-1da and Future the Prince. OVO has become a style all its own. In this course you will learn how to make an RnB/Rap beat OVO style and mix the beat to a professional standard.
Whether you’re an RnB or Rap fan or you just want to see how the pro’s do it – this course is designed to help you capture your swagger in musical form.
- 60 Minutes of focused, professional video instruction
- 7 tutorial videos providing focused production techniques and creative tips for RnB
- Learn at your own pace, watch as many times as you need to learn the lessons
About Your Tutor
Passionate about sharing knowledge with fellow creatives
KC Sounds, a professional Music Producer, Mix Engineer and Tutor from South East London began making beats back in 2001 using Music Generator2 on PS2
After completing a Degree in Music Production in 2011, KC began working with artists producing beats for their EP’s and singles. This gave KC the confidence to start selling beats and brand himself as ‘KC Sounds’
KC has built a healthy catalog of music throughout this time including being played on BBC and local Radio stations
KC is always looking for ways to improve his craft, expand his knowledge, and work with new talented artists
► Making the beat:
The first step is to choose the correct sounds for the beat, which includes Drum sounds, Bass, Piano, and Reversed Piano.
Next up you will create a Drum pattern to compliment the piano and reverse piano loop. The sparse beat created is exactly what is needed for an Artist to do their thing.
Next we add a melody that follows the same notes as the chords. The trick here is to play the melody in the space of the beat (Drums and Bass), which creates a groove.
► Mix Prep:
We learn how to prep our mix, gain staging our signals and routing our sounds ready for the next stage of mixing.
At this stage you need to work on balancing your mix, panning sounds in the stereo field where necessary – using EQ and compression to make the sounds gel. Continue to Mix your beat using various plugins such as saturation and checking the frequency spectrum using Logic’s stock Multimeter and a Dynamic range meter to check your overall Peak and RMS levels.
Work with reverb to create a sense of space to your sounds and acts as magic glue.
Lastly, we look at an efficient trick to achieve loudness for your Mix. The goal here is to boost the overall level of the mix without yet Mastering. Once the levels are boosted using a Limiter the beat can then be sent to an Artist ready to record.