In this tutorial for FL Studio 11 I show you how to build a simple gangsta rap and hip hop beat using 3xOsc, default drums and a few plugins. As Systhesizer for the lead part I used Sylenth1.
So let’s start with a simple beat, just a kick and a closed hi-hat:
This will be extended by a modified pattern with claps and open hi-hats:
And this is the end of the beat:
I used an 3xOsc for the bass with the following settings:
The coarse of all oscilators is -24 and the fine is -16 for the first one.
Here is the pianoroll for the bass / 3xOsc:
For the lead part I used Sylenth1, a great synthesizer. If you don’t have got a Sylenth1 you can also use another instrument with a Panflute-Sound. I used the first default soundbank of Sylenth1 and this presets:
This are the pianorolls for the leads:
and for the second part of the loop:
The used effects are Alma Radio 2 SFX, Toy Rip and Chrome (all parts of FL Studio Producer edition, SFX):
I added the channels to the mixer and used the following plugins:
I sidechained the Kick and the 3xOsc to get a fat sound for the bass-drum. An automationclip was created for the frequency peak of 3xOsc in the mixer.
I enhanced the 3xOsc with some effects (Gater, Strecher, Retrigger) of the plugin dblue Glitch (http://illformed.org/plugins/):
You can download the Gangsta rap FLP and MP3 here where you can see the details of this loop.
Here is the beat uploaded to soundcloud:
And a youtube video were the beat is played: