Darius Van Rhuehl is the owner of Backhouse Productions and is also a producer of pop, rap, hip-hop, and R&B beats for TV. He attended the Juilliard School of Music and has studied music production from multi-platinum producer Michael Wagener.
Van Rhuehl recently posted a three-part series on the Beat Thang that is part review, part tutorial including best practices for producing music on the Beat Thang. Follow the links below to see what he had to say.
Producing beats with Beat Kangz’ Beat Thang – Part 1
“In this series of articles, we’ll talk about Beat Thang’s features, design, ergonomics, sound quality, and ultimately, explore whether the kind of beats you’d expect from a world-class studio can be produced just with Beat Thang and a set of headphones…” Read More HERE
Producing with Beat Kangz’ Beat Thang – Part 2
“In the previous segment, we said we were going to challenge Beat Thang’s “15-minute music production guarantee.” It’s a challenge you can’t lose. And yes, within 15 minutes, I was dropping beats like an ugly baby, and creating some very complex, layered, film-score style electronica.” Read More HERE
Producing With Beat Kangz’ Beat Thang – Part 3
“Once you’ve got the drum loop bangin’, do a scratch rap track and make it as close to finished as you can. Once you have the drum loop, bass, and rap track, then you can start filling in the empty spaces. Remember, rap beats are all about drum beats and words. You don’t want your beats stepping all over your rap.” Read More HERE