What’s good fam,
When it comes to cookin’ up some fire beats as a music producer…
The 808 is hella important ’cause it adds mad power and depth to your tracks.
But let’s keep it real, every producer out there be usin’ the same 808s like they’re recyclin’ ’em or somethin’, which makes it tough to stand out in the game.
No worries, though. I gotchu with some tips on how to use the 808 to elevate your beats and make ’em stand out from the rest.
First things first…
#1. Use sidechain compression on the 808 to get that pumpin’ effect.
This gives your beats more energy and movement, and makes that 808 knock HARD AF.
#2. Get creative with layering multiple 808 sounds together to make a more complex and dynamic sound.
You can blend a distorted 808 with a clean and processed 808 to make a unique sound that’s never been heard before.
#3. Try different processing techniques like EQ, compression, and distortion to give your sound more character and depth.
You can use EQ to boost the low-end frequencies and make a more powerful sub-bass, or use distortion to add a gritty, edgy quality to the sound.
This makes your 808s sound unique and full of personality, and separates them from those typical 808 sounds.
#4. Lastly, don’t be afraid to experiment and try new things.
The beauty of the 808 is that there are no rules…
So feel free to try different techniques and see what works best for you and your music.
Peace and love,
P.S. We just dropped the most LIT expansion for Apeshyt 808 II plugin that’s packed with 808s that HIT so hard, they’re gonna knock your socks off!
Check out these INSANE Gorilla Warfare 808s.