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Producing Better Hip Hop with Lu Diaz: Episode 1

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Competitive Low End: Drums, 808s & Arrangement

In this Waves Premium Masterclass, get into the mind of Grammy®- winning producer/engineer Lu Diaz (DJ Khaled, Pitbull, Jay Z) as he works with up-and-coming artist Rey King on a homemade hip hop track to give it the competitive sound and polished feel of today’s commercial hip hop greats.

In Episode 1, you’ll learn which small touches can make a massive impact on the low end of a hip hop track. Lu reveals his workflow for getting stronger 808s and other low-end elements, plus subtle tricks you can use on your own loops, synths and drops to build tension and drama.

Watch Episode 2: Polishing Vocals, Adlibs, Hooks & Effects

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Song used in this video: “Never Be The Same”
Performed, Written & Produced by Rey King
Mixed by Lu Diaz
Recorded at Astro Studios, Atlanta

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