Kendrick v Drake, Beat Scholar rhythm plugin, Lincoln Jessor spotlight

Kendrick v Drake, Beat Scholar rhythm plugin, Lincoln Jessor spotlight

Studio Tool You Need 🎹

Beat Scholar, by Modalics, is a revolutionary rhythm plugin that allows for intricate beat creation with a modular approach. It offers a unique interface where users can manipulate beats down to the finest detail. With its intuitive design, Beat Scholar simplifies complex rhythms, making it accessible for both beginners and professionals. Priced at $49, it’s a steal for the features it provides. Check it out here!

Production Sauce 🎵

343’s instructor, John Selway, shows how to add swing to a techno track in Ableton Live. Swing can add a humanized, dancey vibe to any song! Watch as John experiments and demos how to get the most effective result. Check it out here!

News You Should Hear About ⚠️

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that Kendrick Lamar and Drake have released several diss tracks aimed at each other this past week.

Both artists have made some serious allegations against each-other through a slew of tracks including "Push Ups", "Euphoria", and "Not Like Us". Other artists that got swept up in the rap beef include J.Cole, Metro Boomin, and The Weeknd.  

Some critics say that the tracks trivialize some very real transgressions against women, others say that Drake's use of vocal AI models of Tupac and Snoop Dogg in "Push Ups" are unethical. Regardless, everyone has opinions on the rap beef and we're sure it's not over yet.

An Industry Secret They Don't Want You To Know 🤫

While many artists use common platforms for music promotion, Reddit is often overlooked as a valuable resource for exposure. Posting your tracks on the right subreddit can bring a different level of attention! For instance, r/Music boasts millions of members, and there are other valuable subreddits like r/WeAreTheMusicMakers. If you're not already using Reddit, it's worth checking out for feedback, collaboration opportunities, or to showcase your latest creations.

Artists We Love 🎤

Lincoln Jesser has been around for a minute, happily feasting us with highly emotive, daydream-inducing dance music. His newer releases seem to focus on the healing aspect of sound, which is a beautiful form of therapy called "sound healing," if you want to learn more about that. Our favorite tracks, "Something Right," "Untold," and most recently, "Om So Hum," are all available on Spotify and Apple Music.

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