Music production falls very much into the rule of “nothing new under the sun.”. That is often the saying that is used about most concepts in life, and music is one in the same. More of the popular producers are often finding their rhythm in music production by taking bits and pieces from others that created music years ago.
EDM Drum samples are popular now, and tons of producers want to explore this sound, but is not anything new. These are just sounds that have been tweak in a way that is more mainstream. The music lover that has followed the production trail will soon discover that music has a lot of different roads, but most of these paths lead back to the past.
Turn the Old into The New
The pathway to success is an often something that people find when they decide to turn something that was old into something new. Producers will loop beats, but there are some that take an old song and find a way to make the song sound new. This happens all the time in the production world. If you listen closely there are a lot of songs that use samples from old tracks.
The thing that producers do to keep an old song from sounding too dated is put drum loops on top of the track. Another secret that they use is snippets. They are rarely going to sample the track in its entirety. What they would rather do is find a small portion, often an overlooked part of the song. And turn this sample into an extended loop that can be utilized for a song.
That is why most samples are typically take from the beginning or the very end of tracks. Lots of songs from other records would switch from one rhythm arrangement to the next. Edited versions of these songs that were part of the radio rotation may have even left the extended version from ever airing on the radio. This meant that music lovers would have had to purchase the entire album. And to hear the part of the song that often becomes a loop for music producers. This is one of the best ways to make old songs new. You simply take something that most people have not heard and rearrange it.
Become the Trend Setter
If you desire to stand out there is only way good way to do it: look at the trends and then make the decision to create your own. If you follow every other music producer your sound will just blend in with everyone else. That is the last thing you want in a world filled with so many producers. There is no need to spend all that that time working on beats based on what everyone else is doing. Be original and you will see how it pays off. This is what makes the best producer stand out. They are original, and music artists pay attention to this.