UPDATED: How To Find Your Rap Voice Trilogy Set [Deep, Raspy And Cool]
Dec25

UPDATED: How To Find Your Rap Voice Trilogy Set [Deep, Raspy And Cool]

Shares Facebook 1.6k Twitter 12 Google+ 2 Tumblr 9 This is the most shared page on Smart Rapper for a reason! To know if this is for you, ask your self these 7 questions. Do you want to have a cooler, deeper or raspier voice so you can find a more unique rap flow for yourself with it? Do you think your rap voice could sound better with even a little bit of work?  Do you want a rap voice that fits you perfectly as an artist?  Do you...

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The Best Studio Headphones: Ultimate Guide for 2016
Sep23

The Best Studio Headphones: Ultimate Guide for 2016

All you need to know to find the best studio headphones In this ultimate guide you’ll learn everything you need to know about the best studio headphones on the market. Studio headphones let you cut down on noise for late night sessions, and closed back varieties will help prevent sound bleeding into your mic.  In the old days Bose was popular with older generations—for millennials, Beats by Dre is now king. But if...

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How Close Are You Supposed To Stand To The Microphone When You Record
Sep13

How Close Are You Supposed To Stand To The Microphone When You Record

If you are asking any of these questions, which are all the same, this article will answer it for you: How close to the microphone do I stand when I record rap vocals How close are you supposed to stand to the microphone when you record rap vocals How far from the microphone to stand when recording rap vocals There are a few factors that matter when it comes to determining the distance you need to stand from the microphone when you...

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How To Know If You Have A Good Mix For Your Song
Sep12

How To Know If You Have A Good Mix For Your Song

How To Know If You Have A Good Mix For Your Song https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTvgakrByUk In order to know if you have a good mix for your new song you should use something that is referred to as a ‘Mix Reference Track’. What is a mix reference track?  A mix reference track is a song that has a similar vibe, energy, tonality and feel to the way you want YOUR SONG to be mixed. You tell a mix engineer that you feel like...

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Should You Use A Home Studio Or Pay For Studio Time? The Truth About Both.
Sep11

Should You Use A Home Studio Or Pay For Studio Time? The Truth About Both.

Should you pay for studio time? This is a question I get asked literally every day from Smart Rapper subscribers…. “Hey Novi, should I pay for studio time… or… what do you think” I used to wonder if it was smarter to just go get studio time. But through doing simple math and understanding some basic things you’ll completely understand the best answer.   Let’s say you have 10 songs you...

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How To Make A Rap Song | Everything You Need To Make A Rap Song At Home
Jul28

How To Make A Rap Song | Everything You Need To Make A Rap Song At Home

How To Make A Rap SongHow To Make A Rap Song This is how to make a rap song. If you want to know how to WRITE a rap song, go here.   Onto the article 🙂 I am often surprised by the articles people request me to write for Smart Rapper. I forget that we all start somewhere and sometimes I need to write articles that teach the basics for rappers that are just starting out. I had to revamp my courses in the products section to be more...

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The Best Free Audio Recording Software | With Download And Tricks
Jun10

The Best Free Audio Recording Software | With Download And Tricks

Best Free Recording Software For Rappers I am going to be 100% honest with you about audio recording software okay? Listen to me VERY closely so you understand.  I don’t want you to have the same false thought process I had about audio recording software when I was still new and learning how everything in music production works. For YEARS, back when I was still an amateur music artist, I used to think that just having Pro Tools...

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What Are Beat Leases? The Different Types And Why You Need Them
Jun08

What Are Beat Leases? The Different Types And Why You Need Them

Do I Need A Beat Lease To Sell My Song? What Are Beat Leases? In order to help you learn from my mistakes, here is my current process to choosing when to buy leases and which type of beat lease to purchase.   Before you move forward and record a song to a beat you haven’t purchased a lease to yet, you should make sure the beat is available.   The last thing you want to do is make the best song on your album or mixtape...

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How To Build Your Home Recording Studio For As Cheap As Possible [Microphones, Preamps and More]
May29

How To Build Your Home Recording Studio For As Cheap As Possible [Microphones, Preamps and More]

Home Recording StudioHome Recording Studio For Cheap I am not some big website trying to tell you how to build your home recording studio to get click throughs and sell ads on the side of my site. I am a guy who built his own home recording studio by working his ass off at day jobs just like you probably are. I have experienced the hardships of having to learn everything myself and build everything in my home recording studio.  ...

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Shortcuts And Secrets To Songwriting For Rappers [Full Step By Step Course]
May02

Shortcuts And Secrets To Songwriting For Rappers [Full Step By Step Course]

Shares Facebook 40 Twitter 8 Google+ 1 Tumblr 1 How To Write Rap Songs & How To Write Rap Choruses One hot song can launch your career and blow you up to star level. It happened for me when I got 5 MILLION VIEWS on one video and suddenly was getting recognized in public on a daily basis. Now I have: 1) Record deals 2) Top 100 iTunes Charting Albums 3) DatPiff Top 8 Mixtape of the week anytime I release one 4) 14 Million views...

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How To Record Raps With Realistic Emotion
Apr30

How To Record Raps With Realistic Emotion

How To Rap With EmotionHow To Rap With EmotionBeware! Wack, Lifeless Rappers Are Everywhere! Have you ever heard a rap song by a friend or someone else that just sounded bland, flat and lifeless? Well that is because they weren’t using any emotion when they were recording their song. Think about it like this. What kind of music do you like the most? The music that makes you feel AN EMOTION! That’s right. Music creates...

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1 Super Simple Trick To Increase Your Rap Flow
Apr06

1 Super Simple Trick To Increase Your Rap Flow

Increase Your Rap Flow 1 Simple Trick To Increase Your Rap Flow If you really want to Increase Your Rap Flow it is all going to start with feeling the music, obviously Let me explain the trick and why it clearly works.   The Trick To Increase Your Rap Flow Are you ready for the super simple trick to Increase Your Rap Flow? Here it is! Right Here! Right After This! haha I’m just kidding but seriously —> You simply...

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The Best USB Microphones For Rap Vocals
Mar11

The Best USB Microphones For Rap Vocals

Best USB Microphone For Rapping The advantage of a USB Microphone over a normal microphone for rap vocals is that USB microphones are: 1) Plug and Play – Meaning that you simply plug them in and they work. There really isn’t much work that goes into the set up except setting up the DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) like Pro Tools to recognize the microphone is inputting a signal. That takes 2 seconds to do and BAM you are...

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The Cheapest Way To Sound Proof A Home Studio Room [Guaranteed]
Mar08

The Cheapest Way To Sound Proof A Home Studio Room [Guaranteed]

The Cheapest Way To Sound Proof A Home Studio Another way of being a smart rapper is to know how to save money and only buy things that you actually need. I used to think, “Damn, I need a booth. So, I need to build the frame, the door and I want the glass in that bish so it’s like a real studio booth!” I used to be such a dumb ass lol. Not so much a dumb ass… just uninformed. I spent at least a year and half...

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Is It Ok To Read Your Raps As You Record Them?
Feb09

Is It Ok To Read Your Raps As You Record Them?

Is It Ok To Read Your Raps As You Record Them? It is but it isn’t. What do I mean? Well the only reason you should be reading off the paper is just to slightly remind you of the lyrics. You don’t want to be reading it off of your phone or paper just to know what to say. You already need to know what you are saying. Isn’t that a piece of the essence of Hip Hop 😉 I know you understand what I mean. This is another...

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The 7 Big Advantages Of Memorizing Your Raps Before Recording
Feb08

The 7 Big Advantages Of Memorizing Your Raps Before Recording

The 7 Big Advantages Of Memorizing Your Raps Before Recording It’s Super Bowl Sunday but instead of wasting my time watching sports, I am being productive and delivering this article to you. Staying productive at all times allows you get more done and get to your dreams faster. I only mention this to show you that ‘Things Get Done’ in those times when you aren’t wasting time on useless things everyone else is...

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Is It Better To Sit Or Stand While Recording Rap Vocals? The Answer Is _____
Jan28

Is It Better To Sit Or Stand While Recording Rap Vocals? The Answer Is _____

Is it better to sit or stand while recording rap vocals? This is a question I used to actually argue with people about when I first started recording and thought I knew it all. Back when I had literally only been recording for a few months and thought I knew the answer to everything. So I am writing this article because I am assuming you think you know it all or you are smart and want to know it all 🙂   Honestly it all comes down...

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How Many Tries Should It Take To Record A Rap Verse?
Jan27

How Many Tries Should It Take To Record A Rap Verse?

How Many Tries Should It Take You To Record A Rap Verse If you think these rappers are out here really doing their verses in 1 try you are insane. Don’t let the media spin it so that you believe that. I am writing this article to ease your nerves and let you know that it is absolutely okay to do numerous takes to get your rap verse recordings just right. When I first started rapping on the microphone I used to think that I had...

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Top 5 Cheapest Things On Amazon.com For Rappers
Jan26

Top 5 Cheapest Things On Amazon.com For Rappers

Top 5 Cheapest Things On Amazon.com For Rappers Some of this is mentioned in my article ‘Recording from home for cheap for rappers (with budgets)‘ I figured I would add a few more things to this list and show people more ways to be smart with their money as a rapper. If you have money to really spend I can always recommend the really really expensive great stuff haha. Till then let’s stick to the budgets.   1)...

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Do I Really Need A Booth To Record Rap Vocals? The Answer Is ____
Jan22

Do I Really Need A Booth To Record Rap Vocals? The Answer Is ____

Do I really need a booth to record rap vocals? The Crazy Truth This article is for people who may ask the questions: 1) I see rappers in a booth and in studios there is a booth. That looks like it makes it higher quality. Do I need a vocal booth to record my vocals? Does a Vocal Booth Matter? 2) How do I set up a room / bedroom to record my vocals 3) Is A Home studio booth necessary for rappers or only singers?  🙂   I can’t...

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