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Rapping and Singing on my Metro Boomin type FREE BEAT "Live a life" with Instrumental

Hello music lovers. I'm Joey or "Katabok".

TODAY I want to talk about a NEW BEAT I MADE called "Live A Life".

Step 1. After the making of video for one of my beats "Long Story", I decided to have a crack at another "making of" type beat (lol). So here I am after driving my mum off to work, inspired with a 160 - 170 bpm beat idea (Final beat is at 170BPM). Same formula, I messed around with the NEXUS synths, creating a somewhat guitar sounding synth after utilising the filter vst. I messed around with a piano arpeggio I randomly made up and then added gross beat, nek min, walah we get the sad gloompy piano melody which is then supported by a flute sample obtained from Disney's Snow white and the seven dwarves. I then added a light snare and infused a lot of claps into this beat which is very unusual for me, I guess i started to impliment this "clap trap pattern" after listening and furiously meditating on "Nav - Some Way". As usual, I added a basic drum trap pattern to the whole main melody.

Step 2. I have two high hats in this beat, one maintaining a fixed trap tempo whilst the other compliments the tempo with a "808 Mafia" type stuttering high hat in the background (you can see what I mean as this process is similar to "Long Story"). After my sudden relisation of my shit mixing skills in the past few weeks, I have taken time to learn about "compression", thought I admit I'm no expert, I can say that I did quite well in mixing my kicks with the whole beat as well as adding a unique "Katabok sounding kick" (If I dare say so). In this beat I utilised two differnt kicks, one kick will include it's "high frequency" and the other kick's "high frequency" will be cut off.

Step 3. With the BASS, I made sure to use the same 808 kick I used for "Stay Longer". This 808 bass is also known as a 808 Kick which includes a "kick" in the beginning followed by the 808 sound. Yep that's pretty much in, I made a random song afterwards using some lyrics, I can't do free style so I don't dare call myself a rapper. Anyways holla at yo boy, it is what it is.

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Making of Video:

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[FREE] Drake X Metro Boomin Type Beat "La Noir" | Hip Hop Instrumental Type Beat

Hello music lovers. I'm Joey or "Katabok".

This Drake X Metro Boomin Type Beat is one of the newer hip hop rap instrumentals I've created and is part of a new collection which I may or may not be naming "Awakening". (Have you heard "Straight From Forest Lakes" (Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/7KfOgVfIeCtkJTzGwBJB8C).

Steps/Process to create the beat

1. After watching CashMoneyAP's video on making a "21 Savage" type beat, I was inspired to try out and make some simple piano melody. After making the melody I then used gross beat to half step it (where the Gross beat 1/2 step gang at?) and that is how I made the simple "6 note melody". After that, I chose to use a trumpet sample from "La Vie En Rose - Louis Armstrong". Blending the trumpet sample with the rest of the melody was difficult and time consuming, as this was my first time experimenting with the strange combination. Overall the introduction gives a very old school Noir type feel/vibe (as depicted by the title of the song". Thank you Bioshock Infinite that game and story line was amazing would recomend 10/10.

2. Now the trumpet sample in the introduction wouldn't fit with the rest of the basic trap drums, in this circumstance I had to swap the trumpet melody and using the same sample found a melody which suited the overall feel of the tempo and tone. The Piano I used was the standard Nexus Grand Piano from (NEXUS). I used my staple 808 BASS as usual. I used a basic ride, made it less present in the mix and gave it a small delay in order to get that "sand shaker" effect (but a nice realistic and better one).

3. The Bass was very basic with the occasional 808 slide, just following the root notes of the instrumental. The part where the beat switches up is the section before the break, I implemented a higher tone in the trumpet and used a high pass filter in order to make the trumpet sound more realistic. I used FL studios Parametric EQ 2 in conjunction with the filter to create that live effect. Slight reverb and delay was also added onto the trumpet sample (WHO GOT DA TRUMPET SAMPLES?). And then around goes the beat -> repeat. 

All in all, this is a almost simple, yet slightly complicated beat that I am very proud of. It is what it is.

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Kind Regards,

Katabok

🌎Website : www.katabok.com

Twitter : https://twitter.com/katabok

📲 📧 Email : beatsbykatabok@gmail.com

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/7KfOgVfIeCtkJTzGwBJB8C

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[FREE] Travis Scott X 21 Savage Type Beat "I Got It" | Hip Hop Instrumental Type Beat

Hello music lovers. I'm Joey or "Katabok".

This Travis Scott X 21 Savage Type Beat is one of the newer hip hop rap instrumentals I've created and is part of a new collection which I may or may not be naming "Awakening". (Have you heard "Straight From Forest Lakes" (Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/7KfOgVfIeCtkJTzGwBJB8C).

Steps/Process to create the beat.

1. The melody was created with a NEXUS Distorted Piano strings at 160 BPM and Half timed using gross beat. I got the melody inspiration from Goldlinks "Crew", I really felt that a simple melody would allow for more presence for the vocals of the artists using the instrumental. I would like to mention that this beat (like my previous beat) was influenced from my recent work with Art J Designs (top secret but will be posting his links when everything gets settled) (well if you want to have a look at the music please see here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d7io-YyYz38). Now I used a nice FX in the begging of the intro of he melody, I hope to use this again sometime in the future for more ambiance! and as I have stated in older posts, I generally try to make the beat as "vibrant and entertaining" as I can for our current generation of fast consumers.

2. I used a basic trap beat drum kick pattern on the high hats. A slight difference would be the softer panning (panning means the sound goes from left to right) and this creates more of a modern sound (I think). Did I mention I used a flute sample obtained from Disney's Snow white and the seven dwarves? lol. Now before the "break section" of the beat I made the high hats switch from different octaves and then I made them speed up, this allows for the panning to be more noticeable and relevant in the mix. 

3. I used my staple 808 Bass and included nice slick 808 slides. I really want to broaden my beat making skills and I feel like I should slow down on the trap for now, however the 808 slides are forever relavent. On another topic I wanna make a small post about trap it's decline (maybe) and the relevance of POP music. Other than the cool 808 beat slides I used Gross beat to reverse some of the snares, this further added to the "modern gangsta" vibe for the whole instrumental. Yep this is some simple shit so I don't have anything else to say other than have a nice day.

It is what it is.

Lease: www.katabok.com?tr=beat-9701271

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Kind Regards,

Katabok

🌎Website : www.katabok.com

Twitter : https://twitter.com/katabok

📲 📧 Email : beatsbykatabok@gmail.com

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/7KfOgVfIeCtkJTzGwBJB8C

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[FREE] - Selena Gomez Trap X Soft EDM Trap Type Beat "Just Do It" | Hip Hop Instrumental type beat

Hello music lovers. I'm Joey or "Katabok".
This Selena Gomez Trap X Soft EDM Trap Type Beat is one of the newer hip hop rap instrumentals I've created and is part of a new collection which I may or may not be naming "Awakening". (Have you heard "Straight From Forest Lakes" (Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/7KfOgVfIeCtkJTzGwBJB8C).

Steps/Process to create the beat

Step 1. I remember specifically having a set of chords that sounded very awkward, awkward because this was my first time using a "space /stranger things" type synth. So I had the chords layed out, but the melody was missing. Whenever I tried to add towards the "vibe" of the melody using other synths such as "piano" or "bells" they just didn't mesh well. So here's my new Secret towards making melody patterns... ready..? I BROKE THE CHORDS DOWN TO ARPEGGIOS!!! YES ITS THAT SIMPLE. Of course I added my own lil nick n groove as to make the melody more catchy and pleasant. Anyways after doing that I thought, Damn this melody really sounded like Stranger Things (lit tv/internet show would recommend 10/10). And that's how I made the melody.

Step 2. I pitched the melody to a higher octave and changed it a bit. Oh but first I wanted to mention that I used Ariana grande's voice as a sample, if you listen REALLY closely there's a female voice saying "done done done" throughout he whole beat. There voice adds another different dimension to the instrumental. So now I was like, what would make this beat... just ... grooovy... any guesses? RICK ASTLEY mther fkers! So i messed around a bit and founded that his 80s/90s style pop toms really fit and blended a whole with the instrumental.


Step 3. The Bass I used was the staple 808 (configured a bit with FL 10's Parametric EQ 2). Pretty simple, I just followed the melody with this one, nothing too fancy as to leave more space for the artists and to accentuate the melody further. Then as usual, after the first "loop" is completed I Leave a bit of a break in the middle (comment or email if you want me to make my beats longer, tbh I don't see the point when our generation of consumers gets so easily bored.... :/, but heck CashMoneyAP does it! and he been making 7 figures). At the end of the beat I pitched the beat lower as to signal "the end". Very simple. Did I mention I used a series of double highats pattern? (my gawd sounds so good), So this beat is at a moderate tempo of 130 BPM and I was very surprised that it worked so well with the double high hat pattern (listen below!).

Anyways catch yo later. It is what it is.

Lease: www.katabok.com?tr=beat-8042365


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Kind Regards,

Katabok

🌎Website : www.katabok.com

Twitter : https://twitter.com/katabok

📲 📧 Email : beatsbykatabok@gmail.com

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/7KfOgVfIeCtkJTzGwBJB8C

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[FREE] - XXXTENTACION X Rage God Type Beat "Bone Crushing Fist" | Hip Hop Instrumental type beat

Hello music lovers. I'm Joey or "Katabok".

This XXXTENTACION X Rage God Type Beat was made earlier this year (in conjunction to Karmela & 6108) and is part of the collection "Straight From Forest Lakes" (Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/7KfOgVfIeCtkJTzGwBJB8C).) (Google my name for iTunes).

Steps/Process to create the beat

Step 1. I started of with a guitar sample and i chose to add effects onto that to create a more realistic and vibrantly dark realistic guitar pattern melody.  To build up suspense I layered the melody with some high hats to let yall know that shits about to go down. I further layered it up with a vocal sample From Beyonce's new 2016 album (congratulation on the new babies) the "ahh" just adds onto that spooky atmosphere and makes you feel good. I used native instruments MASSIVE to add the "guitar feedback" synth  that builds the intro up further (letting the listeners know the drop is about to hit. Finally I added some risers in the introduction leading up to a bar where I filtered and tuned down the whole section in order to create that "underwater squad" feel.

Step 2. Now I tried to incorporate the melody I created from the introduction using the same "guitar samples/synths" but it just didn't  fit. SO now I chose to use a piano synth and luckily found a great spooky gangsta melody that could fit with the first section. I felt is was better to leave a simple snare pattern to leave more space for the artists to "scream" and to provide more space for the rest of the instruments to "POP". I need to mention that this beat was inspired by XXXTentacions "Iloveitwhentheyrun", to be honest I felt the introduction was long as fuck but when X started saying AYE AYE AYE it all made sense and I was inspirered to make a beat where other rappers could say AYE AYE AYE. The Gun sound effects are an added bonus to incite a more aggressive  lyrical response within the artist, and in turn incites the listener towards releasing some stress by yelling with the artists (LOOK AT MEH FUCC ON MEEH).

Step 3. The break in the middle incorporated tuning the whole "break section" down and it just adds to that dark aggressive vibe of the whole rap instrumental, especially the build up to that "break" section, in my opinion was pretty crafty ;). A secret was in that section I used a completely different 808 BASS than I used for the main sections of the beat. The beat then ends with a lil repeat from one of the main sections, I hoped for the artist to repeat a chorus section there and end the song. If you have noticed, my beats tend to last for 02:30 mins average (that's what she said). I do this because my beats aren't really for the mainstream. People get bored of songs easily (this generation consumes so fast) and instead of incorporating another 30s of the same melody I might as well end the beat and give the listener a choice of replaying it or to move on (GoldLink's - Crew just makes you want to repeat the hell outa that shit). This might change in the future but it's my "opinion" on the current market of young listeners.

Anyways it is what it is

Lease: www.katabok.com?tr=beat-4414872

 

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Kind Regards,

Katabok

🌎Website : www.katabok.com

Twitter : https://twitter.com/katabok

📲 📧 Email : beatsbykatabok@gmail.com

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/7KfOgVfIeCtkJTzGwBJB8C

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[FREE] - 2017 TM88 X Lil Uzi Vert Type Beat "Stay Longer" | Hip Hop Instrumental type beat

Hello music lovers. I'm Joey or "Katabok".

This TM88 X Lil Uzi Vert Type Beat was made earlier this year before 6108 & Karmela (more to come!) and is part of the collection "Thoughts in Japan" (Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/2Ce1drscOV4YwlhaiD1ydP) (Google my name for iTunes).

Steps/Process to create the beat

Step 1. In the introduction I layered 2 melodies over each other. One string (violin sounding shit) instrumental and one "guitar" plucking sound that I loved to use earlier this year (You might find that instrument in a lot of my beats made earlier this year from "thoughts in Japan"). I changed the melody of the string A LOT because before it sounded like some bullshit advertisement melody (can you believe that?!?). After the main melody was completed and I knew I could incorporate that into the loop for the main melody, I made a smaller melody called the "introduction to the main body" using filtered organ and bells (Comment if you want me to check on the preset). To top it off I used Gross Beat to create a "stuttering silencing" effect on the volume to create more impact on the up and coming "DROP" (RAINDROP ____).

Step 2. I incorporated the same instrumentals from the introduction and switched up the melody a bit (to make the instrumental less boring and more engaging). Transitioning to a "break" in the middle which incorporated the same melody from the introduction. Now with the BASS, I was in LOVE with TM88's production of XO Tour Life, and I wanted to use a same Kick Bass combination! I couldn't emulate his style perfectly and of course never will, However I came up with a bass melody which in my opinion is not inferior to that of the great TM88.

Step 3. I have 2 high hats in this beat. One to act as a "metronome" (LIKE METRO BOOMIN) and one to add a stuttering effect (LIKE 808 MAFIA SOUTH SIDE). Of course this beat includes a BASIC trap high hat kick combination pattern extravaganza what do you expect>???. I used a small vocal sample to create the "screaming aahhh" sound (got that from Disneys Snow White ;) ). That's pretty much it.

It is what it is.

Keen to know more about beat/engineering/uni/Australia (DROP BEARS)?

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Kind Regards,

Katabok

🌎Website : www.katabok.com

Twitter : https://twitter.com/katabok

📲 📧 Email : beatsbykatabok@gmail.com

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/7KfOgVfIeCtkJTzGwBJB8C

Apple Music : https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/straight-from-forest-lakes-instrumental/id1252312275

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