Trap music is a genre starting to gain the momentum through some of the sub-genres that are growing in the culture of dance and music. Although, EDM trap music has been found recently, but it has a history behind how it was originated.
Trap music is a combination of 1/3 hip hop with the pitched down vocals, 1/3 dance music that’s a hardstyle sampling and a plethora of EDM songs, remixed with trap, and 1/3 dub that focuses on low frequency throughout the song. For the trap music, there are some essential elements that are required to be learned by you if you create a unique beat.
List of top essential elements
The top 5 elements of every trap beat are mentioned below that are the basic requirements to make the beat perfect:
This is the element that’s required to make the 808 bass starts with a bang. Though it’s distorted and short, if you place it in just the beginning of every note of bass, it would give a “wow” effect to the beats and track.
One of the common things to call in the trap is 808. This can be used in the track either in the audio form or the synthesized one. Usually, the artists use to play only your chord progression’s root notes.
You just need to make sure that if you want to create it more substantial and plump it up, you can throw certain distortions after the root notes of chord progression are played. If you have to give more space to the kick, 808 will likely be side chained to the kick.
If you are looking up to add hihat rolls in the trap, you won’t need any particular environment to do that. You can make it happen using the Piano Roll and once you learn that you’re on the right path, this you can do within just 2 seconds for you.
You can also use Appregiator because using this, you don’t have to insert your own notes. Once you set the rate to 1/8, to give a good effect, you can automate the rate knob. If you’ll automate it, you’ll get faster changes and variations.
Adding chants to the beats makes it more interesting and crazy. Usually, the traps are famous because of “Hey” and if you put such chant into your track, you can make it more creative. Experimenting with some other chants such as “rrah” would work as a good example.
Snare and snare rolls
The snare hits are there in the middle of every bar. You can try to layer different types of snares if you want to make a unique sound. You can also get a little creative by using claps to get a good sound. Young Chop snare is one of the most popular snares you can use.
Trap beats is a music that’s basically defined by its bleak content of lyrics that an artist can alter according to his own wish. Usually, the tempo for a trap beat is around 140 BPM.
In trap music, the signature sound of trap music that’s originated from one of the producers, named Shawty Redd, is considered to be the primary characteristic.