Drum Programming – Philthy Beats Aka Phillip Drummond

Another old school Cool Edit Pro/Adobe Audition user, Philthy Beats Aka Phillip Drummond goes through the process of making a beat from scratching including sample chopping, filtering, and programming drums shortcuts before moving into a discussion of shifting notes, variations in velocity, and layering sounds.

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    • hahahaha, I was thinkin the exact same thing…the whole last year of my beatmaking life has more or less been devoting to finding the ideal workflow…making beats MUST be fun first and foremost!

  1. its his method if it works for him great may not be everyones thing but at the end of the day the only thing that matters is when you press play.

  2. Actually watched this one more time and im convinced its wack!!!!! Not hating or anything but its really wack!!!

    • Shit is straight up wack. You are the hater. When everyone sees that shit is wack you call them hater. Then Show us what u got “PT”! It’s a wack defends wack story i guess!

  3. lol…classic internet misinterpretation going on here…I said nothing about him personally, only that the method didn’t look fun to ME…if that’s how he rocks, more power to him. We are all unique and our workflow is no different…to each his own…

  4. ya’ll have a hate cancer growing inside you . first you say its a complicated process , then you say his music is wack. if your shit is better send it to semantic and lets judge you !

  5. This is starting to become a ugly place. Let`s get it together and at least be more professional with our comments. it`s starting to sound like Worldstar hip hop in here.

  6. His method may not be your style preference, but as long as he’s making music that’s all that matters. It’ s not my preference, but to each his own

    Phillip Drummond does a lot for the beat making/ producing community in the Bay. He throws beat battles and networks a lot of folks out here. Dudes a cool cat.

    Stop Hating, opinions are welcome, but talking out the side of ur Neck, not so much

  7. How many people the post on this site, have a video of themselves going in? Let alone have joined the forum and have dared to battle someone there?
    I see alot of mad (anonymous) talk, but thats all that it is….

    Wheres the Beats?
    Peace

  8. Co-signing CrushProof; DJ IllOne; SeanEbo & Tony Traxx . . . For those that are talkin’ ish; you are stifling your growth as a musician. Even if you feel his method or music is wack you could still learn something if you open your mind and let go of the hate. Negative energy never breeds any thing positive. As far as this community and website go, I love cratekings and the stuff semantic posts because I know I will come away with a better approach to my craft.

  9. Not my type of beats either but its ill that he can rock it like that.
    That shit is crazy how different people work. Something to learn in everything.

    on another note, Id love to hear all these haters beats. Matter fact cratekings should make it mandatory if you wanna post to have a link to your soundcloud or something so people can hear your beats here on this page

  10. boom bap with a g funnk twist i like that . thats the 90’s golden era to whats out there now thats where im at with it . far as crock of shit , hey i take critism , i had the heart to put a link to my page half these cats remain anonimous .they bash other cats like they are dr dre and hide . I already said I got a ways to go . why dont you put your link up here like i did ! you are a loser and a hipocrite .if you work at this everyday then you only get better whats wack today can be great tommorrow ! you said the guy philty beats was wack too who isn’t wack up here besides you lol

  11. i make joints with hardware and i feel the comments about the lifelessness of the cool edit. you aint hatin just cuz that dont look comfortable to you. but i aint dissin this dude. you can check out my crews shit at youtube.com/dxarecords. haha i aint scared to post up!

  12. i throw all my drums in the FPC and sequence in the Piano Roll on 1/3 Snap
    than i use green notes for velocity at 78 and purple notes for velocity at 48 etc.

    i wish FL had a tablet where you could put the notes with different colors/different velocities and select them in Piano Roll

  13. my god how are the forums on this site so dope and supportive but all these comment strings are hater magnets! If you have a beef with “the state of hip hop today” the internet is THE most contradictive place to voice it. Just appreciate what it is for what it is! … wayyy to exhausting to crusade against something while simultaneously contributing to the problem.

  14. With cornball names like “Tony Trax” & “Wakbeats.com”, I don’t expect you to know where I am coming from….

    Some of you Hip Hop shmucks are so sensitive it is scary……He decided to post something up for the public to view, and I commented on it…SIMPLE…

    No hate at all, just not feeling that WACK shit…..Can you honestly tell me that his beat is fresh ?………..Fuck his grind, hustle, and all that other weirdo shit, if the beats ain’t banging…….

    BEAT NERDS…..

    • @shamz people like you need a spirital advisor because you have so much hate its incredible . whats wrong with you ? your mama leave you on the steps when you were younger with a note on your dirty ass clothes saying bye bitch , or you don’t have a father , your girl hates you . your divorced for being an asshole , your broke busted and can’t be trusted . things are not going your way ? no seriously whats wrong with you . i come to make music and learn people like you are scary. i tell you what take your little fruity loops program and sit in your dungeon make beats and cry . when that doesn’t help . go to your mans house borrow his hammer drop one in the chamber and put it under your long ass nose and kill yourself . to make a long story short we don’t need you here , you pollute the site.

  15. ” We don’t need you here, you pollute the site “……..Damn, weasels like you are not even built for Hip Hop kid…..

    Like I said before- No hate bro, it’s not even that serious….By the way Tony, your beats are ASS CHEEKS…

  16. Sorry ya’ll this is my last post….

    Tony, please take down your myspace link….Your looking real dusty on there fam, and your beats sound like they were made by a 12 year old, mentally handicapped person….

    “Beats For Ballers”… GET THE FUCK OUT OF HERE……………You should be ashamed of yourself, posting trash beats like that…..

    No wonder we don’t see eye, to eye……Because your a Hip Hop BOZO that doesn’t know what the fuck he is talking about……..CLOWN……

    I’m done with this………Get your shit together, before even trying to drop your little cornball laced opinions………

  17. first off thanks to EVERYONE because even the folks who are saying that I’m wack viewed the video and gave me feedback…I appreciate that and that you’re taking time and energy out of your day to think about me.

    secondly, I don’t ONLY use cooledit, I also use the FL slicer for a lot of chopping. Third I did play the midi keyboard when I added the synth part…I’m classically trained in piano and played for 6 years, I’ve programmed plenty of beats and it’s great to have a midi controller, however I also really like the piano roll. I might add that MPC’s are computers and I understand the romance behind using hardware, as well as some of the aural perks of using it, but it’s the end product…it’s all about the music, so I don’t see why folks are getting caught up in using FL or cooledit. I’ve had plenty of folks mistake my beats for being made on an MPC.

    DFACE DXA-I checked one of your beatmaking vids and really dug it, subscribed to your channel, dope to see you on the 1200 and 950. I love the gritty sound you get from those pieces of hardware.

    I’ve just put out my 3rd and 4th albums in the past month and you can check 3/4 of my albums here and see what my beats are all about. I think you’ll find I have a fair amount of variety and styles:

    phillipdrummond.bandcamp.com

    to both the haters and folks who’ve shown love I’d invite you to listen to that. I’m always open to feedback and criticism.

    Also I’m doing a dubstep beat battle nov. 20th in SF, all sample flips and remixes, here are the samples for free download:
    http://www.mediafire.com/?h9hr06sk3l8w95q

    for those who don’t know, I’ve done the longest running monthly beat battle in Cali, and probably in the country so far as I know, for the past 4-5 years. I’m trying to build the community and give an opportunity to producers to get shine.
    peace
    philthy
    youtube.com/phillipdrummond for tons of exclusive interviews, beat battle footage, etc.

  18. yo phil thanks for checkin the beats. and thanks for the props. im a check your channel and bandcamp. next time i venture out to cali ill keep it in mind to check out your battle.

  19. I tried to fall back from this situation, but now this BOZO has forced my hand…So now I’m going to ignite a stick of dynamite and put a couple Hip Hop shmucks on full BLAST…..PAY ATTENTION….

    Phillip Drummond-(A.K.A. -“E.T”….He knows what I am talking about) is a wack producer, lame, and a official Hip Hop opportunist…

    When my man “Monsrock” came from Sacramento to Phillip’s Oakland/Frisco beat battle, he killed everyone and got first place….If Phillip entered he would have got crushed as well…..But that’s not the problem…

    The problem is that Phillip only broke my man off with 100 bucks for getting first place….SAD……That’s not cool, he is trying to pimp motherfuckers and hoping to catch fame in the process……

    And as far you Tony, your probably in a barn somewhere, with a dial up connection, uploading corny beats on your “MYSPACE” page, as I type this…

    You don’t live in California, so I wouldn’t expect you to know anything about this lame whose balls you hug so much…..GET OFF THE BOZACK….

    I could post some of my beats, but I seriously doubt you would know what a funky beat was, even if it slapped you across your dusty, cornball, sucker, CLOWN, face………

    Your a herb, and I am done with you…….Keep cranking out weirdo beats, maybe in ten years you will have a fuckin clue……..CLOWN….

    I’m officially done…..BLAM.

  20. WOW YOU HAVE ALOT OF EXCUSES FOR NOT POSTING A LINK TO YOUR MUSIC , I GUESS YOU HAVE TALKED SO MUCH YOUR SCARED CATS ARE GONNA PICK THEM APART. ANYWAY . WHO PUTS THERE BEST MUSIC ON MYSPACE ANYWAY ? WHAT I PUT IN SOMEONES HAND AND WHAT I PUT ON MYSPACE IS WHAT IT IS . I DON’T THINK PEOPLE PICK PRODUCERS OFF OF MYSPACE NO MORE THAN THEY WOULD ACCEPT NON SOLICITED BEATS, BUT THATS JUST MY OPINION. I NEVER SAID I WAS DR. DRE OR WHATEVER THATS WHY YOUR THE ONLY ONE TALKIN SHIT. I THINK EVERYONE EALSE GOT WHAT I WAS SAYING. IF I HAD SAID YO CHECK OUT MY PAGE IM BETTER THAN EVERYONE EALSE THATS DIFFEREN’T , ALL I SAID WAS I HAVE A LONG WAY TO GO BUT CHECK THIS OUT ! EXPECTING SOME CRITIQUE AT BEST BUT SINCE YOU HAVE AN AX TO GRIND WITH ME IT IS WHAT IT IS . YOU CAN’T DO ANYTHING ABOUT IT , THATS THE GREAT THING ABOUT AMERICA WE HAVE THE RIGHT TO EXPRESS OURSELVES WHETHER PEOPLE LIKE SHAMZ AGREE WITH IT OR NOT. YOUR JUST A NEGATIVE DUDE. TRUTH IS SOME PEOPLE HAVE MADE IT FUTHER IN LIFE BY THIER ATTITUDE AND HUSTLE THEN THEIR MUSIC . THEY JUST STAYED OUT THERE YA DIG AND DIDN’T PAY ATTENTION TO PEOPLE LIKE YOU. BUT THERE’S A FEW OF YOUR KIND IN EVERY CITY , IN EVERY STATE , IN EVERY COUNTRY , AND YOU AIN’T GOTTA PLAY ONE SONG FOR PEOPLE TO SEE THAT.

  21. haha Shamz made tony cry. great speech clown.
    bottom line, the beats were even more boring than display of WHAT NOT TO DO production ever.
    robots.

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