| ENDRUN | Digital Sound | Instrumental | TRAP | HipHop |
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This heavyweight genre's complex beats, synths and signature edits, all using free plugins.
Originating from the US city of Atlanta in the 90s, trap is a distinctive, hip-hop-inspired electronic genre defined by its overt use of 808 samples, heavy sub bass, rhythm-shifting percussion, cinematic horns and bleak synths. Energizing trap sound combined with wobbly 808s
Although trap beats were originally created as instrumental backdrops to carry the crime-fuelled lyrics of Southern US rappers, the genre has since permeated all walks of electronic music - from the post-dubstep sounds of EDM through to modern R&B and pop productions.
With these tips, we'll break down the definitive production and arrangement techniques required to create authentic trap - from the giant TR-808 kick and intricate rhythm programming through to synth design, vocal production and arrangement.