3 Red Flags Of A Bad TRAP Beat (Don’t Do This!)

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Navie D

Navie D

Yıl önce

3 Red Flags Of A Bad TRAP Beat (Don’t Do This!) | If you want to know how to make better trap beats, whether you are using FL Studio, Ableton, or any other DAW, there are at least 3 red flags that I commonly see that newer producers get wrong. These 3 common mistakes (or red flags) are things that you need to look out for if you want to make better trap beats.

Whether it be not understanding what to do with your 808 patterns, not programming your trap drum patterns with enough variation, or some of the other ideas that I cover in this video, we are all guilty of at least 1 of these things throughout our beatmaking career. So this tutorial video is to ensure you don't do all 3!

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Navie D
Navie D Yıl önce
Guys I did some of my own voiceover work in this video. Let me know if you think I should become a voice actor now
Thahomie 773
Thahomie 773 2 aylar önce
I’m a beginner so when making drum patterns try not too use the channel rack and just put my drums in the piano roll
Sandman Lopez
Sandman Lopez 9 aylar önce
I think you got a great voice for podcasting
2 TaMz
2 TaMz Yıl önce
I'm just now mastering the trap movement. I'm over 40 and been dealing with instruments for years. I produced the old way, 80s and 90s, I'm just started making trap beats 2 years ago
l33tabix
l33tabix Yıl önce
considering this is a prod channel you think you'd now how to EQ your sound, the backing beat it too high in the intro.
Brinlee Oaker
Brinlee Oaker Yıl önce
"Music to banana to" is insane
Alexunder Ground
Alexunder Ground Yıl önce
Navie is not only a master of beat making. He is also the master of Photoshop Story Telling
Ova Facts
Ova Facts Yıl önce
this is a truth
Karasama Beats
Karasama Beats Yıl önce
@Navie D How to teach your kids to focus on being a better beatmaker 😬
Alexunder Ground
Alexunder Ground Yıl önce
absolutye.
Navie D
Navie D Yıl önce
yeye.
Navie D
Navie D Yıl önce
I should write my own kids books I think. Next weeks tutorial is about how to make kids book now
JewFroLegend
JewFroLegend Yıl önce
Ive made beats for 7 years...you'ved cleared up a lot of mistakes I ignored.....With logical explanations ..salute to you...I'm gonna keep following
Navie D
Navie D Yıl önce
Thank you man, I am happy to have you on board!
deleted
deleted Yıl önce
great video! the 808's are always the last i add to a beat because that forces me to keep it as simple as possible
Navie D
Navie D Yıl önce
Interesting idea!
Shane
Shane Yıl önce
No matter what kick or 808 combination you are using, you need to EQ the frequencies regardless unless you are using a pre mixed sound that is already great quality. I wouldn't say don't do this, just make sure if you do then mix your kicks & 808's accordingly.
Navie D
Navie D Yıl önce
Thank you for your lovely comment Ragnar!
Hazy J
Hazy J Yıl önce
Great video as always. These are very important considerations to make, and they often get overlooked by newer engineers. However, I think the greatest thing about this video is how universal your first point is- That is to say, this philosophy could be applied to many different subgenres of hip-hop (ESPECIALLY lyrical hip hop where you need a lot of room for the vocals to breathe and shine through, as the lyrics are one of the most important aspects of more raw, underground, lyrical, substance driven hip hop). In trap, vocals are used more as an instrument. In more lyrical hip-hop (such as eastcoast/boombap), the rhyme scheme, vocabulary, and substance of the emcee's lyrics can often be more important than cadence and intonation.
Thato Mokhele
Thato Mokhele Yıl önce
I think you'd be great on a video showing us all the FL shortcuts like Alt + K You taught me about Ctrl + B and you cut my beat making process by 15 minutes which really helped.
Navie D
Navie D Yıl önce
Hahah glad I can help. I did a video on these shortcuts already, I think its called FL Studio Piano Roll tutorial or something along those lines
Red0ctane 4
Red0ctane 4 Yıl önce
The master comes with some heat again! You know I had to disappear for a little at work to come watch this! 🤣 I'm sure I can speak for other when I say this, you the GOAT my guy! You explain everything so well and have helped me so much! 🙏💪
Red0ctane 4
Red0ctane 4 Yıl önce
@Navie D Maaan.. Ain't that true?! Lol. Wanted to straight take today off but was told I was really needed. Just got my KRK Rokit 5 G4's last night. I think they need me more. 🤣
Navie D
Navie D Yıl önce
Damn management. Always coming in late and getting angry if you do the same
Red0ctane 4
Red0ctane 4 Yıl önce
@Navie D It'd be worth it! Hahaha! But nah, I work too damn early. Management still won't be in for another hour or so.
Navie D
Navie D Yıl önce
Hahah dag I hope you don't end up getting fired man
Meckander Beats
Meckander Beats Yıl önce
You are a great tutor and video maker man, keep them coming! Hope things are going well on your end of the channel too 🔥🔥
Navie D
Navie D Yıl önce
Thank you Meckander! Life has been good to me the last little while
Bart Studnicki
Bart Studnicki Yıl önce
I've watched a few of your videos before I finally subscribed. Super underrated. I think you probably make the best production tip videos on youtube. Super concise, actionable information with great use of examples. You've helped me out a lot so, seriously, thanks. I've only been producing for 2 years but I know I'm way better thanks to TRshow and content creators like you that make it so much easier to learn.
Navie D
Navie D Yıl önce
Oh wow, thanks Bart! Glad to have you on board. I hope I can keep helpin you make better tunes
Kampfdackel
Kampfdackel Yıl önce
"Honey, how important am I to you?" "Let me show this visually"
Multorum Unum
Multorum Unum Yıl önce
@Navie D Draw my life
GXXN!E
GXXN!E Yıl önce
@Navie D do it please
Navie D
Navie D Yıl önce
I am only going to communicate through photoshop animations from now on
Oh No, It's Emanuel
Oh No, It's Emanuel 11 aylar önce
Alt+K as a note limiter is great, been looking for this shortcut for ages, thank you Navie, good tutorial as always.
Navie D
Navie D 11 aylar önce
Glad you got something outta the video Emanuel!
Sunless
Sunless Yıl önce
Informative and very helpful as always 🙏
Navie D
Navie D Yıl önce
Thank you. Praise the sun
Timmy Weeps
Timmy Weeps Yıl önce
You always have the best tutorials bro, thanks for everything.
Navie D
Navie D Yıl önce
Timmy you're a beautiful friend 😘
Vid Zorko
Vid Zorko Yıl önce
This video fixed all my beats and made my kids want to talk to me again. :) thank you Navie D.
Blaine Dylan
Blaine Dylan Yıl önce
Your videos are always on point. And your sound selection is top notch. I’d love to see some videos on how your pick your sounds and sound design.
Navie D
Navie D Yıl önce
Thanks man! Yeah people routinely ask me about sound selection, but it's really hard to talk explain in one TRshow video. I do cover it in my course though
David Jang Music
David Jang Music Yıl önce
thx for the tips! for the third flag, could I also slightly delay the bass to prevent conflicts with kicks? have a good day!
David Jang Music
David Jang Music Yıl önce
@Navie D thx! but i meant as in time shifting. I often use the time shifting knob in fl studio. Anyways, i still get what you mean by that :)
Navie D
Navie D Yıl önce
As in push the bass note so it plays after the kick? The same issue would still persist, as it would sound like there are multiple kicks jumping up and down in your beat
AK SourGod
AK SourGod Yıl önce
DAMN NAVIE! Your teaching skills are on another level. Awesome job with the trunk space analogy and visual!
ZUBBEATS
ZUBBEATS Yıl önce
Thanks for reminding me, that i need to put in more work into my drums 😭 good vid as always ✌🏻
ZUBBEATS
ZUBBEATS Yıl önce
@Navie D thanks for the transparency! Sometimes I feel like I’m just too lazy to invest the time in really good drum patterns. But I guess those are the struggles we all face 😂
Navie D
Navie D Yıl önce
Thank you Zub! Yeah, drums are always one of those things I forget about as well. I come up with the basic pattern and then move on, and don't revisit them during the arrangement process as much as I should
Random User
Random User Yıl önce
Finally, someone named the genre I am making 😂
Navie D
Navie D Yıl önce
Fat kid abduction type beats
Hansbamusic
Hansbamusic Yıl önce
great tip 10:00 like your technical parts on your videos and also very precise structure/subject you have thoughtout before making videos.
Navie D
Navie D Yıl önce
Thanks! I script every video before I make them
Eazy Ersi
Eazy Ersi Yıl önce
Keep up the good lessons , i think you should upload more videos every 2 or 3 days
Navie D
Navie D Yıl önce
Hahah dag, I dunno if I have enough material in my brain to do every 2-3 days
Dirty Dollar Beatz
Dirty Dollar Beatz Yıl önce
Always with dope tutorials bro ! 👌
Hydrastix 2012
Hydrastix 2012 Yıl önce
Haha your visual diagrams always kill me, keep up the good work Navie D!
Navie D
Navie D Yıl önce
Thank you Hydra! I enjoy being a sillyboy
Travis Barron
Travis Barron Yıl önce
Thanks dude! Real nice of ya to make videos like this. Much love! :D
Rana Ji
Rana Ji Yıl önce
As always Helpful AF 🔥
Rana Ji
Rana Ji Yıl önce
@Navie D ❤️☺️
Navie D
Navie D Yıl önce
Thank you Rana. Your comments are lovely AF
Allashuwa Beatz
Allashuwa Beatz Yıl önce
Thanks I really needed this I'm making my beats from bandlab since I don't have a laptop/computer. Just a beat maker trying to work with what I got and come up
Navie D
Navie D Yıl önce
Fair enough, you can make an excellent beat no matter what you use
Debarun Chatterjee
Debarun Chatterjee Yıl önce
My man Navie D is a messiah for all the producers out there! Big Ups 🔥
Navie D
Navie D Yıl önce
👌👌👌
OTG ChiKid
OTG ChiKid Yıl önce
Thank you i needed this video Idk how i do this but i always forget to use less 808s and as a result it drowns out the beat.
Navie D
Navie D Yıl önce
Yeah it can feel like the beat is bare at times when there is no bass playing. But you gotta leave space. Balance is necessary.
fungalwater
fungalwater Yıl önce
I remember listening to some lofi I made two years ago. I instantly cringed at the out of key bass and the random supersaw I added. I have definitely improved
Navie D
Navie D Yıl önce
Hahah I plan on making a lofi video like this and what you described is one of the flags I commonly see. So don't feel too bad
Xonnorel Beats
Xonnorel Beats Yıl önce
Man you are always spitting out amazing infos!
Navie D
Navie D Yıl önce
I try my best! I think the course I put out is next level
Lowan Beats
Lowan Beats Yıl önce
7:51 Guys, Always keep that in mind.
Navie D
Navie D Yıl önce
Join the sprinkle fairy gang Lowan
teerikangas
teerikangas Yıl önce
I consider the whole trap-scene as a one big red flag nowadays. Everyone uses the same loops, same plugins and sample-packs (stolen for free from torrentsites) same drumpatterns, same hihat and percussion "tricks" and the list goes on and on. May the God have mercy on our souls.
Navie D
Navie D Yıl önce
I wonder what will be after trap
:o
:o 8 aylar önce
Any place i can listen to more of your music? Ive only found 3 albums plus the MFP soundtrack. The 'electronic' songs youve made (or whatever the proper genre they classify into is) are always SO so good!!
Navie D
Navie D 8 aylar önce
Thanks so much! Unfortunately I don't really have much else out. I have an old beat tape on my bandcamp
Erk MuRteN
Erk MuRteN Yıl önce
Already see an issue I've been doing this clears it up thanks for the video man
Navie D
Navie D Yıl önce
Oooh awesome, glad I can be of help Erik
Alexis Hogue
Alexis Hogue Yıl önce
I think we as a society moved away from the need for more trap beats
Alexis Hogue
Alexis Hogue Yıl önce
Honestly anything that has value and that is made with experimentation instead of following a reciepe. You cant tell me that most trap beats dont sound the same or extremely similar and be serious ahah.
Navie D
Navie D Yıl önce
What do we need more of now?
patisntfat
patisntfat Yıl önce
You explain everything so good nice vid
Carjis
Carjis Yıl önce
Hey there regular sized stranger.
Navie D
Navie D Yıl önce
Thank you my love. And I agree. Pat isn't fat, hes regular sized
G French
G French Yıl önce
So Navie, please correct me if I'm wrong, but I approach a complex 808 using the highs and mids against the bass. This allows me to dedicate the middle sonic lane to the rapper. Thoughts?
G French
G French Yıl önce
If the bass has an established place in the mix, adding in sounds in the high and mid range that establish a sonic path for the vocals in between the highs and mid and the bass. Like a lane for the vocals. In other words, everything has it's own sonic place. Better?
Navie D
Navie D Yıl önce
Can you explain what you mean by "using the highs and mids against the bass"?
MystikImpAcT
MystikImpAcT Yıl önce
Always with the clutch content!!!
Navie D
Navie D Yıl önce
🎯 we hittin bullseyes
ReallyUnruly
ReallyUnruly Yıl önce
I gotta give credit we’re it’s due. Your underground airplay is one of the most vicious beats I ever heard.
Navie D
Navie D Yıl önce
Ay thanks man. I enjoyed making that beat for sure
JOE FUEGO
JOE FUEGO Yıl önce
Earned a sub bro, not necessarily a beginner but I can still learn a lot
Master Groshi
Master Groshi Yıl önce
Thanks for the vids man. Your the best 😉
Navie D
Navie D Yıl önce
No Wood Stock. You're the best for watching 😘
wolf drayvus
wolf drayvus Yıl önce
To all producers. If you work on mixing and developing what is called headroom. You don’t need to reduce the pattern to being minimal. If you’re a novice at mixing, then yes I’d keep it simple. More than anything I’d just say make sure your patters compliment each other. If you’re going crazy with 808’s keep the kick, snare and HH’s more relaxed.
pnutbutta jellee
pnutbutta jellee Yıl önce
The 808 originally never generated bass guitar instrument sounds. You could tune the kick though for long sustained kick/bass combo though. Perplexing as to why you refer to the first example as an "808 bass" which is technically inaccurate. Just call is bass synth or something? Another trick is to make sure your kick does not sustain too much to interfere with the bass guitar or other low end instruments. If it does, then make sure they are tuned properly to not cause crazy freq harmonics.
David Friesen
David Friesen Yıl önce
Man, your illustrations are fire 🔥
Navie D
Navie D Yıl önce
Hahaha no compliments on my beautiful voiceover work though? I am sadman
V Mac__
V Mac__ Yıl önce
Ahmed that beat is so dope 🔥🔥🔥🔥 that melody sits well with my soul
Navie D
Navie D Yıl önce
Hopefully he sees this!
Formula Genius Beats
Formula Genius Beats Yıl önce
Some producers still want the complex 808 melody though, so if you don't want to get rid of complexity, you have to do other things to make room for it. You can still kidnap that fat kid if you take some of the groceries out of the trunk first to make sure he doesn't eat them. You can pan some of the groceries up to the front and out to the sides of the car. Position the fat kid in the middle so that his weight is distributed equally on the back tires. You can sidechain the fat kid and the fatty foods so that some level of waveform loudness will trigger a quick surgery on the fat kid every time both have to exist in the car at once. You can keep the whole fat kid if you dress him up real pretty and make an event of it.
Formula Genius Beats
Formula Genius Beats Yıl önce
@Navie D agreed, lookin' forward to more videos too this is great work
Navie D
Navie D Yıl önce
I think a good framework is to keep balance in mind. If something is going to be complex like an 808 melody, you would likely have to simplify elsewhere
K.O.D.B Productions
K.O.D.B Productions Yıl önce
Haha Crap Trap?! Very clever! Always love the content Navie. Can’t wait for the course!!!
MystikImpAcT
MystikImpAcT Yıl önce
@Navie D Alright, staying tuned!!
Navie D
Navie D Yıl önce
Thank you KODB! I have a big announcement being revealed today about the course! Should be coming through in about an hour
Hansbamusic
Hansbamusic Yıl önce
common tips why beats sound like that 1:34 is bcuz almost everyone tells to beginners "make 808 first then put kick to top on 808 and probably add couple of kicks too. Don´t forget to sidechain cuz otherwise 808 eat up too much space from your beat"
Ashay Pallav
Ashay Pallav Yıl önce
The last trick reminded me something that I forgot for ages. Thanks for reminding me :)
Navie D
Navie D Yıl önce
No prob Ashay!
Tre Gear Beats
Tre Gear Beats Yıl önce
Dope tutorial Navie! Love from the UK 👊🏽
Navie D
Navie D Yıl önce
Shout out to the UK Tre!
double H sword
double H sword Yıl önce
Considering that every producer now uses lots of the same punchy 808s that are used excessively, I question the validity of the first point. Maybe, I'm not experienced enough yet to know when to use lots or fewer 808s , anyway, I appreciate the vedio overall .
double H sword
double H sword Yıl önce
@Navie D Understood, Thanks for shedding the light again on that.
Navie D
Navie D Yıl önce
I was more pointing out how there was absolutely no pauses between the 808s and they were very overwhelming. It was constantly playing - this can easily wear down the listener
Jose Olivares
Jose Olivares Yıl önce
Thank you navie 🙌🏼
Navie D
Navie D Yıl önce
Thank YOU Jose
DeadKnuckles
DeadKnuckles Yıl önce
I'm always late but quality explanations every time
Navie D
Navie D Yıl önce
Hahah thank you mannnnn
Noah Lowry
Noah Lowry Yıl önce
Tip 3, why not just sidechain?
Navie D
Navie D Yıl önce
Well, in the case you didn't want a kick overtop of every single 808, you would need another workaround instead of sidechaining
C-Minor Beats
C-Minor Beats Yıl önce
Just found the channel! Love the content! [+1 sub]
Navie D
Navie D Yıl önce
Oooh happy to have you on board man!
Cortez Robinson
Cortez Robinson 10 aylar önce
Nav is crazy with the analogies 😂
CWC Pants
CWC Pants Yıl önce
I gotta bass guitar plugin i use sometimes if i wanna make my bass the forefront. Otherwise, I use trap 808s in everything, even my lofi 😂
Navie D
Navie D Yıl önce
Ohhh I recently made a video on why using 808s in everything can be DANGEROUS. That video won't be coming out for like a month though
flx99
flx99 Yıl önce
I love your visual representaions bro xD Awesome video!
Bailey Maloney
Bailey Maloney Yıl önce
I lost it when he put the kid in the trunk🤣
Navie D
Navie D Yıl önce
Never again will you try to kidnap fat kids after this video
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