Types Of Beats & Variations
There are different types of purchase you can make while digging exclusive rap beats.
First, lets break it down, what types of purchase you will encounter.
Most affordable and simple solution. Good if you are short on budget. Good if you don’t want any changes to the beat. Good if you wanna try it before buying exclusive rights for it.
License which comes with this type of purchase is for 1 year only, it means: Starting from point when you paid for the instrumental – You have 365 days to do whatever you want with it. Use it in promo/demo/mixtape/radio/live performance and you can sell it wherever you want. But after 365 days – you will have to renew your lease. Keep in mind that after you bought lease – beat stays available for other artists. If someone will buy exclusive rights for it – they will have the right to put your track offline from any source after your lease is gone. That’s the con. So I highly suggest you DO NOT use this kind of purchase in your album. For album you should only prepare beats for which you have exclusive rights.
Same options as LEASE but with one benefit for which you pay a little extra – EDITED VERSION.
Lets say you listened to preview of the beat and liked it, but, you want to make changes to it. What you do is purchase Lease PLUS and in comment section with the purchase you leave a message: – Yo! Beat is superb but I need 4 first bars (where drums starts playing) cycled 16 times and with no scratch please. And will be great if you make it a little louder
And believe it or not – you will receive what you asked for. If you somehow forgot to wrote the comment to your order – I will get in contact with you by email.
Once again, this is the purchase which makes you THE BOSS. By owning exclusive you have the right to do whatever you want with the track. Sell it, stream it, perform live with it. If you happen to find same beat in someone else work – you have the right to take it offline from any source after their lease is gone.
Also by purchasing exclusive – you get highest quality original files. And have the right to order 1 edited version which is highlighted in Lease PLUS category.
Now, about sound differences.
There are four different sound profiles:
S/PDIF (available only with Exclusive purchase)
Clean digital signal from MPC straight to computer. Zero damage done to audio in process of recording. Usually -6dB. Files like these are ready to be tweaked by sound engineers.
Signal recorded from analog out of MPC to analog in of the computer. A little peaking can occur which ends in slightly harsh sound compared to clean digital sound.
Signal recorded from MPC analog OUT to vintage tape deck analog IN on Type 1 cassette. Then rewinded and recorded from tape deck analog out to computer analog in. Got that true vintage sound in process.
My favorite. Signal recorded from MPC analog OUT to tape deck analog IN on Type 1 cassette. Then I rewind the cassette. And then magic happen, as I record beat to the computer through MPC master channel, tweaking it. As rewinded beat from cassette playing, sound goes from tape deck analog out to MPC analog in, then it converts with DAC and gets boosted by compressor and EQ, then it goes to computer already converted to digital format by MPC itself and computers mission is to save wav file.
It’s up to you which type of signal is best for you! Back to digging exclusive beats ->