Artist Profile: Knyt

Kynt

Knyt

We’ve got artists from all over the world using beats from smoothbeatsonly.com. Knyt, aka Harry S from London, UK, sent me this track a while back. It’s called “Ring Ring” and was created using a beat from the website, with added instruments.

Harry’s at university in London right now (that’s the UK version of college) studying English. Thanks to Harry for letting me publish the track.

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Artist Profile: CameronDH

From time to time, I’ll try to feature artists on this blog who have used beats from the smoothbeats site. First up, CameronDH.

CameronDH

CameronDH

From a very young age Cameron has loved to sing. One of his earliest memories was of his dad singing the MC Hammer song “Have You Seen Her” and how much he loved singing along with him. Even as a very small boy he used to write songs about rainbow rain and sing them on his sister’s little karaoke machine. He’s come a long way since then and has been performing for many years, both onstage and off with groups such as The Kids Next Door and Sound Revolution in venues around the Southwest including Disneyland four times and on television twice. He has also been in several plays and musicals in the local theatre scene such as High School Musical and Aida. He dances at Club Dance where he is an assistant teacher and choreographer. He is currently studying Advanced Hip Hop and is learning Contemporary technique.

What makes CameronDH unique is his ability to take real life situations and turn them into songs. From the soulful sound of “Wish List” that tells of a guy who never feels like he measures up to a girls expectations, to the infectious beat of “So Much More” about a young man’s desire to have the girl he likes make up her mind about him and speed things up, the listener will relate to every word. To date, he has written six original songs and is in the process of recording them.

The creation and production of music is his passion. He hopes to continue to create great songs that not only entertain but have meaning in the lives of his fans. Keep checking back for more news about C.A.M and for new releases that will be coming soon!

You can check out Cameron’s music at his official myspace page, and also follow on twitter.

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Ten essential tips when recording vocals in the studio.

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So you’ve got your rnb beats, you’ve managed to get some studio time to get your songs down. Excellent. But how do you make the most of your time behind the microphone? In my role of producer, I’ve seen artists who got great results in the studio, and those who made a complete mess of it. So, if you want to avoid the common pitfalls many artists fall into, read on..
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Top free (and cheap) audio software.

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If you’ve downloaded an rnb beat from the internet, you’ll want to record yourself singing with the track, preferably at home using your computer. But music recording software can be pricey: $200 up to $10,000 + is out of the price range of up and coming independent artists. However, there’s a great selection of free software for PC and Mac users readily available on the internet for recording you vocals with. I’ve taken the time to find the best for you, and here they are…
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How I got the head of Sony A&R to visit my house!

It’s fair to say that most R&B artists and rappers are looking for a record deal to take them to the next level. But the route to unlimited bling is tough one, and many artists fall by the wayside without ever getting anywhere near the A&R department of a record label. Getting hold of rnb beats is only the first step. Whilst managing artists, I’ve learnt a few tricks, which I’m going to share with you now. I’ve even managed to get the head of Sony A&R to come to my house for a day visit. I kid you not. Like to know how? Want to attract the attention of a major record label? Read on..
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