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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:

Gansta rapbeat Drums 1

Gansta rap beat Drums 1

This will be extended by a modified pattern with claps and open hi-hats:

Gangstarap beat drums part 2

Gangstarap beat drums part 2

And this is the end of the beat:

Gangstarap beat drums part 3

Gangstarap beat drums part 3

I used an 3xOsc for the bass with the following settings:

3xOsc settings gangsta rap beat

3xOsc settings gangsta rap beat

The coarse of all oscilators is -24 and the fine is -16 for the first one.

Here is the pianoroll for the bass / 3xOsc:

3xOsc bass pianoroll

3xOsc bass pianoroll

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:

Sylenth1 panflute 035

Sylenth1 panflute 035

This are the pianorolls for the leads:

Lead pianoroll first part

Lead pianoroll first part

and for the second part of the loop:

Lead paino roll second part

Lead piano roll second part

The used effects are Alma Radio 2 SFX, Toy Rip and  Chrome (all parts of FL Studio Producer edition, SFX):

gangsta_rap_effects

Effects used for gangsta rap loop

I added the channels to the mixer and used the following plugins:

Plugins used for 3xOsc in mixer

Plugins used for 3xOsc in mixer

Plugins in Mixerfor Kick

Plugins in Mixer for Kick

Mixer flstudio clap with plugins

Mixer flstudio clap with 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/):

dblue Glitch plugin

dblue Glitch plugin

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:

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