Hip-hop production : inside the beats /

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Berklee Press,, Boston, Massachusetts, United States:, p.viii, 146 pages : (2022)



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(OCoLC)fst01089951, (OCoLC)fst01201927, Digital audio editors., Éditeurs audionumériques., fast, History and criticism., Production and direction., Rap (Music)


Includes index.Includes code for access to online audio tracks."Learn to produce hip-hop tracks! This book traces the technological evolution of hip-hop from its inception to contemporary times, from its roots in New York and L.A. to its variations worldwide. You will explore the hits of the major eras and regional subgenres of hip-hop, identifying the production practices and products that defined each stylistic sound. Directed practice exercises and downloadable online audio tracks will give you hands-on experience with hip-hop's classic tools, while you develop your own production style. From "Rappers Delight" to "Old Town Road," from Afrika Bambaataa to Drake, from Kanye West to DJ Mustard, from Salt-N-Pepa to Cardi B., you'll learn the tools and techniques of hip-hop's most influential producers and learn many ways to lend authenticity and life to your own beats."--back cover.Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- The recording studio model and the first successful hip-hop records: 1979-1981 -- Drum machines and synthesizers: 1981-1983 -- MIDI and sequencing: 1983-1987 -- Sampling: 1987 to present -- East coast hip-hop: micro-sampling -- West coast hip-hop: technological hybrid -- East coast renaissance: micro-sampling -- Southern hip-hop: MIDI and music sequencing -- Midwest hip-hop: a regional hybrid -- Hip-hop subgenres -- Pop hip-hop: 1985 to present -- Global hip-hop -- Vocal production -- A creative revolution: DAWS and plug-ins: 2011 to present -- Mixing hip-hop -- Final words -- Index -- About the author.In English.