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Beat Making Lab

Get Your Drums Right

Video duration: 2:31

Why do so many beginning producers' beats sound flat? Because they make the error of using the factory drum sounds that come with their beat making software. One of the cardinal rules of beat making is: if you want to create an interesting beat - start with an original kit.

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Beat Making Lab

#FijiChallenge w/ Walshy Fire of Major Lazer

Beat making challenge number two - Moombahton beat from Fiji samples.

2:48

#FijiChallenge w/ Walshy Fire of Major Lazer

2:48

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Beat Making Lab

Sampling w/ Flip Flops and Ski Beatz

A man in Fiji hits a PVC pipe with a flip flop, and his sound meets a 17-year-old drummer.

Sampling w/ Flip Flops and Ski Beatz

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Beat Making Lab

Trapped In Paradise

The Beat Making Lab crew meets Fijian rapper/producer Dave Lavaki (aka Mr. Grin).

Trapped In Paradise

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Beat Making Lab

Heartbeats of Fiji

Ben searches for purpose, Masi follows a dream. Fiji Beat Making Lab brings them together.

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Heartbeats of Fiji

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