It’s time to clear the air over our Platinum Hitz and Stabz kit. Without a doubt this is one of my most favorite P5audio products to produce Hip Hop beats with. Whenever I’m lost for ideas or my beat just needs some added flavor, I can always count on these sounds to get me out of a rut. In fact, no matter what software I’m producing beats in, whether it be Reason, Cubase, Fruity Loops, Sony Acid Pro or whatever, my session template always contains the amazing Hitz and Stabz kit (just in case)!
Ironically, the Platinum Hitz and Stabz kit happens to be one of our most misunderstood products. Producers are divided, some love it, and some just don’t really like it. Now, I’m convinced that for those who are in the “just don’t like it” column, they really do not quite understand how to use these sounds. This is understandable, because it takes time for a producer to develop their ear in order to recognize the full potential of a sample sound set. So what I’ve done is create a video production tutorial showing you how to milk some nasty beats out of these Stabz.
Before I get to the tutorial, let me make sure you all are familiar with the Platinum Hitz and Stabz kit. This product contains 240 orchestral hits, orchestral cuts, song stabs and more. Divided into 24 kits and mapped over the keyboard for quick use, these sounds have been formatted for Reason NN-XT, Apple Logic Exs-24, Native Instruments Kontakt and Battery, and Steinberg’s HALion. All the sounds are in 16 bit .WAV, and work with most music software including FL Studio, Pro Tools, Cubase, Reason and many others. More information on the Hitz and Stabz can be found HERE.
Now for the tutorial…
This video shows you how to create a pattern with these Hitz and Stabz, and then how to build a beat around the pattern. I’m using Reason 4.0 exclusively, and along with the Platinum Hitz and Stabz, I’m using some of my favorite P5audio products (all listed below). Enjoy…
Video Tutorial on how to make a Hip Hop Beat with the Platinum Hitz and Stabz Kit:
Additional P5audio products used to make this beat: