January 18, 2018  

Watch Bamz Make a Beat on the Fly at our London School

Last week we shared an interview with Bamz, one of our favourite up and coming producers who, in just a few short years, has developed a style uniquely her own and made beats for singles by the MOBO winning artist Nadia Rose. Always open and generous with her time, in it she told us about how moving from a regular school to being homeschooled impacted her as a producer, as well as her early memories of making beats with FL Studio. In this video though, it’s all about the here and now, and we watch on as Bamz shows us what she does when she’s in the studio. As she reveals, Bamz is not classically trained, proving all you need is a good ear. If you would like a helping hand in developing yours check out our production courses in London and Online.

Despite her laid-back demeanour, the first thing to note from this video is that once the 21-year-old South London producer gets in front of a laptop she goes at it hard. It takes barely 10 minutes for the Station producer to make a beat, rattling through the basic elements she uses to lay down this skeleton of a track. We learn that Logic Pro is her software of choice and that she’s a big fan of using strings and brass from Kontakt. Some tricks are revealed, such as her use of velocity for maximum effect, and how side-chaining gives her tracks the extra bounce and movement she looks for.

Bamz also takes us through her production on the recent Nadia Rose hit Big Woman, which she built using sampled drums and percussion, and midi for the instrumentation. It’s very dynamic, taking a bashment framework and imbuing with a latin freshness basis. As a self-described stickler for detail, she also reveals that she oversees the mixing process too.

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