How to Make a Bunch of Money Making Drake Type Beats

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So I’ll assume that you already have some beats of your own stored up there in your lovely brain or cold, cold hard disk. This article is for you who want to take the next step. To get your beats out there making money for you. And if making money is your game, Drake is your name. Drake-like beats currently offer some of the best ROIs (return on investment) out there, in so far as beats are concerned. We know Drake is all the rage at the moment, so let’s break down some of his beats and see what we can see.

Analysis: beat breakdown ‘Hotline Bling’

Alright, go ahead and go to YouTube or iTunes or where ever you can get a hold of Drake’s Hotline Bling track. Press start. And just intensely listen to the beat a few times. Note down what strikes you the most about it.

Second step: we’re going deep and we’ll analyze what you just heard.
 


Pay good attention to how every part of the beat is crafted to get a full understanding of what is going on under the hood. Watch it a few more times if you have to.

Drakin’ the beat

Now then. One sure-fire signature way to adding that bit of Drake flavour to your track is that deep drowned out bass sweep. Very simply put, it consists of isolating the bass and taking the highs and the mids out of the track. That’s the start of it anyway. For more in depth advice on how to do this, there’s a few handy tutorials on YouTube for you to follow, regardless of the program you’re using to create your beats. Check these out.

Pro Tools Lesson: "How to get the "Drake Effect" (Underwater/Outer-space) on a song" – by user Brice Howard
 



Logic Pro X Tutorial - Adding Drake Effect (Sweeping Effect) – by user Marbo Beatz



EP.11 LOGIC PRO X Tutorial - Hihats/808's & OVO DrakeType BeaT @jobeyjob – by user Jobey Job


Those are about the most important things you need to know and keep in mind to get started producing Drake-like beats. Now for some more general beat selling advice.


Audio Editing Software

Unless you’re a complete novice, you’ll already know which programs you’ll want to use. But just in case, let’s take a look at some great ones. (You can skip this section if you want.)
 
 
Audacity (Free)
“Audacity provides you with a full set of tools that you can use to edit audio files and add effects through a clear and accessible interface. Users of all experience levels will benefit from this app's intuitive interface and nice list of features.”[1]

Adobe Audition CC (OS X; Windows -$20-$30 p/month)

“With Audition CS6 I moved to this application for my audio-editing needs—using it to edit and repair difficult podcasts as well as produce the audio for some of my Lynda.com titles. I like a lot of the new features, particularly the Sound Remover tool, the Preview Editor, and the more-flexible multitrack view. Other Audition users will as well. The only thing that will prevent me from using it on into the future is the requirement that I rent rather than own it. Audition is a wonderful tool, but its talents and audience make it an inappropriate choice for subscription-only access. “[2]

Avid Pro Tools 11 (OS X; Windows - $700)

“Pro Tools gives you everything you need to compose, record, edit, and mix great sounding music and film/TV soundtracks. Faster and more easily. That’s why more artists, producers, and mixers use Pro Tools than any other DAW. And it keeps getting better. Upgrade to more creative power and speed—and get 12 months of future releases starting at just $99! Own it for only $599. Or subscribe for under $25/month. The choice is yours.”[3]

Logic Pro X (OS X -$200)

“THE GOOD There's a tremendous amount of value in Logic Pro X for $199, and the 10.1 update adds more drummers, improves some plug-ins, and tweaks session editing for finer control. It's easy to run the mix or individual instruments from an iPad.

THE BAD Popular third-party plug-ins can still cost a fortune, it's hard to transfer a session to a professional studio running rival ProTools, and for analog types, the emphasis in this update is more on digital/electronic music than live audio recording.
THE BOTTOM LINE Logic Pro X 10.1 from Apple is a self-contained music studio that offers tremendous flexibility and power -- once you get past the learning curve.”[4]

Why sell your beats online, you ask?
  • If making music is what you love, passion alone won’t cut it when you still have to work at a 9 to 5 job you hate. Why not make money off your talent? Isn’t it everyone’s dream to spend life doing what they love and do best? Selling your beats online helps achieving that goals. It may even be the start of something bigger and one day, perhaps you can say that regular job goodbye and go fulltime.
 
[1] http://download.cnet.com/Audacity/3000-2170_4-10058117.html
[2] http://www.macworld.com/article/2043340/adobe-audition-cc-solid-upgrade-hampered-by-subscription-pricing.html
[3] https://www.avid.com/US/products/pro-tools-software
[4] http://www.cnet.com/products/logic-pro-x-macintosh/
  • The internet today makes it insanely easy to buy from and sell to people all over the world. It’s the ideal platform to put your beats up for offer. They’ll be available to anyone 24/7, and you can even set it up so that the whole process is automated.
  • If you scratch their back, they’ll scratch yours. People all over the world are in need of good quality fresh beats. So in a sense you’re providing a service to them by getting your beats out there.
  • Lastly, if you can look at your beats as a “product” and especially yourself as a “business”, you have a chance here to rake in some handsome amounts of income. In fact, as a music producer, you can fashion new beats in a few hours that you could sell off that very same day. If that isn’t an amazing position to be in when making money is concerned, I don’t know what is.
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3 comments

  • Chris

    Chris NY

    Great article bro. Where can I find that plugin where they were using that plugin in protools?

    Great article bro. Where can I find that plugin where they were using that plugin in protools?

  • Elijah

    Elijah Elijah

    I'm gonna make the cold is be on the face of the earth don't nobody never got does it better than Drake Tybee

    I'm gonna make the cold is be on the face of the earth don't nobody never got does it better than Drake Tybee

  • GW Score Recording Studio

    GW Score Recording Studio

    Drake is pretty dope

    Drake is pretty dope

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