UK producer TSB has worked with most of the staple names in the UK hip hop scene, including J Hus, Headie One, Stormzy, and Dave. Now, watch him build an atmospheric trap beat from scratch with BATTERY, MASSIVE X, and the KOMPLETE KONTROL S88.
TSB starts by building a sinister drum groove with the “Blew Kit” from BATTERY. Then he adds chords with LO-FI GLOW and introduces a second textured melody using the “Indie Carpet” preset. With the foundational elements in place, TSB sources a commanding kick and snare from BATTERY and continues the layering process with unique bass sounds, textured sprinkles of percussion, and an atmospheric lead line – all expertly sculpted in MASSIVE X. To finish the beat, TSB adds a counter melody and supporting layers with HYBRID KEYS and wraps it all up with a cosmic dose of RAUM for additional atmospherics.
NI products used: BATTERY, HYBRID KEYS, RAUM, MASSIVE X, KOMPLETE KONTROL S88
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