A common question I hear from aspiring music producers is, “How can I use a sample pack to quickly build a beat?” So, I downloaded a couple of sample packs from Beatport Sounds, loaded them into Ableton Live’s Drum Rack and Simpler, and got busy producing a simple trap music style beat. In the video below I take you through the whole process, step by step, from building a drum kit, to writing a beat, and recording a bass line and melody. I even added a couple of transition elements to keep things interesting.

Here’s the journey:

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