Video Tutorial – Create a Basic Trap Build & Drop

You would have to have been living under a rock during February of 2013 to avoid the global internet phenomenon that was Baauer’s Harlem Shake. In this video, taken from my ‘Beats’ cover feature that appeared in issue 194 of Computer Music magazine, I demonstrate the basics of how to assemble your own trap beat from classic 808 drum samples, even throwing in an automated, pitch-shifted snare roll for good measure. If this doesn’t get a bunch of randomly-costumed people throwing themselves around the room, I don’t know what will. Happy trapping!

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