3 reasons why some Afrobeat producers don’t sound professional!!!
You started with making a dope sick beat but you ended with a beat that sounds like crap, which made you keep thinking that maybe beat making is not for you… My brother everybody can make a beat but it requires more effort and time especially when you wanna make it a profession.
In this article, I’m going to show 3 main reasons why your beats sound like crap after all your hard work.
Main Reasons Why You Don’t Sound Like The Pros.
Sample Pack: One reason could be your sound selection. If you are using stock sounds, then chances are they are going to sound pretty weak. You know music production software is mainly designed for electronic and pop music. they don’t have dope Afro samples…You might want to invest in new sounds (good sounds, not just crap downloaded from the internet). Then, once you have good sounds to start with you can mix with confidence.
You might want to invest in new sounds (good sounds, not just crap downloaded from the internet). Then, once you have good sounds to start with you can mix with confidence.
Too many EQ: when you do too much EQ on afrobeat sample it tends to lose the native features about it… Afrobeat is not electronic music it needs to sound natural and real, Afrobeat sound is more of natural sounds from Africa. So leave it natural and always select the best sounds when making your beats.
Mixing: It takes years to become a good engineer, gotta develop your ear, know what needs what and how much, and when to apply it.
You have to learn how to mix. And you’re not gonna learn how to mix in 6 months.
I’m not a fan of Cubase stock plugins but I have heard some magic done with them so I know they can sound good.
If you’re not interested in mixing you can hire a good professional mix engineering to handle that for you.