Step by Step Tutorial | Making a FL Studio 808 Trap/Hip Hop Drum Loop

This is a step by step tutorial, making a FL Studio 808 trap/hip-hop drum loop.

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Step by Step Tutorial | Making a FL Studio 808 Trap/Hip Hop Drum Loop
Step by Step Tutorial | Making a FL Studio 808 Trap/Hip Hop Drum Loop

This is a step by step tutorial, making a FL Studio 808 trap/hip-hop drum loop

This is the final outcome of this step by step fl studio tutorial

 

1. First you will need to download the sounds which you will need for this tutorial, please download the sounds below;

 


 

2. Set the tempo of the project to 90 Beats Per Minute

Set the Tempo to 90 - Step by Step Tutorial | Making a FL Studio 808 Trap/Hip Hop Drum Loop

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

3. Import project files downloaded for this tutorial into FL Studio.

load-the-samples-into-fl-studio-hip-hop-trap-808-drum-loop-tutorial-in-fl-studio-step-by-step

 


 

4) Import all your samples into your channel rack as shown below;

Import files into the channel rack - Making a FL Studio 808 Trap/Hip Hop Drum Loop

 


 

5) layout all your kicks as shown below, make sure you have all 3 kick samples imported

  • “JJ – 808 (4)”
  • “JJ – Kick2” & “
  • “JJ – TrapKick6”

Layout the kicks as shown in this fl studio screenshot

You should have a sound like this now.

 


 

6) Now let’s add the snares as shown below, you should have 2 snares named;

  • “JJ – Snare7”
  • “JJ – Snare23”

Adding the snares - Making a FL Studio 808 Trap Hip Hop Drum Loop

Once you layout your snares as shown above you should have a snare sound which sound like this when played together with the kicks now.

 


 

7) Now fill in all the “beats/bars” inside of the Hi Hat as shown below. This is using the sample “JJ – HiHat 12”

hi hat layout for hip hop trap 808 fl studio beat in fl studio

 


 

8) Now right click on the “JJ – Hi Hat 12” and click on “Piano Roll” as shown below.

Now right click on the "JJ - Hi Hat 12" and click on "Piano Roll" as shown below.

 


 

9) Now Select “1, Snap to grid” and then click on “2, select 1/2 step”. This will change the snapping of your input to snap to 1/4 step, it will give us more room to layout more hi hat and really create that trap 808 hi-hat feel!

 


 

10) Now with lot of playing around we have structured a quite common hi hat layout used by many music producers in trap / 808 hip hop beat industry. Please input all data with draw tool as show below.

Hi Hat layout from piano roll editor, this is the hi hat layout for a nice trap / 808 hip hop drum loop

You should now have a nice drum loop which should sound like this when played.

 


 

11) Now change the velocity of the hi hats to sound more natural. As you can see the build up to a roll start of with a lower volume and it builds up.

Change the velocity of the hi hats to sound more natural.

 


 

12) Right click on “pattern 1” and select “clone” this will now clone whole “pattern 1” and create a “pattern 2 with same inputs a “Pattern 1”. This will give us the same inputs on all sounds which means we can alter the drums on pattern 2 to sound different.

clone the pattern to a new pattern 2 in fl studio.

 


 

13) Now on pattern 2 input few more kicks as shown below.

add more kicks on pattern 2 - Hip Hop and trap 808 drum loop in FL Studio

 


 

14) Now click on playlist near the top middle of the screen highlighted in white and input pattern 1 and pattern 2 into the playlist as shown below.

On playlist input pattern 1 and pattern 2 as shown to have different drum loop playing on each new bar

Now when you listen to this 4 bar hip hop/trap 808 drum loop you should have something like our sample listed below;

 

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