Welcome to the first episode of The Cookbook with Austin producer Trupica.
The Cookbook is where music producers share their “secret recipe” for a great track within their scene. It’s less about the formula and more about the tools and work flow to expose tips and inspiration!
Usually 80–124 bpm for tropical daytime jams. Hip-hop rhythms work well for lower tempos and four to the floor beats are a good place to start for higher tempos in that range.
Ableton. Drums are sampled or arranged in EZDrummer. Korg M1 for great pianos. Massive or Sylenth for synth programming. Simpler for vocal
sampling. Waves plugins for audio effects.
Akai APC40 for clip triggering and Akai MPK49 for live synths and drumming. Plugged into a custom Ableton set with 4 main tracks. Scarlett 2i4 for cue functionality.
Check out Trupica’s brand new remix of Taylor Swift’s Blank Space and Trupica Resort mixtape below.
“Starting up my new music project Trupica with this fun track. I remixed Taylor Swift’s Blank Space pop sensation into a bouncy 100 bpm summer trop jam. Catchy mallet hooks and warm atmospheric depth combine to keep the pool party rolling.”
Let’s take a vacation!