I’m closing my Beatstars beat store

Beat store Closing down sale!

Hello Dear Reader!

I’ve taken the difficult decision to close my Beatstars account and store this time next month (April 2021), so all my beats at beatstars.com/mistrust are now available at reduced prices. I no longer have the time to make beats for rappers & producers/artist on a regular basis, hence the decision to close the account.

I’ve found it really difficult to do the promotion to generate any sales or licensing on the platform, in other words, I still haven’t made any sales 🙄.. If any producers, rappers, and artists out there are looking for beats, head over to my beatstars page and get some new beats before I close my beats store for good!!!

Good News!

The good news (for some!) is that I’m continuing to make new music! I’ve just bought an AKAI MPK Mini Play MK3 MIDI keyboard with built-in speakers (check out my unboxing video here), and making some new songs.

Mistrust Music

You can listen to some of my old songs on my main MistrustMusic website, as well as Bandcamp, Soundcloud, and more!

Loopcloud 6 has now arrived!

I’ve just read that Loopcloud version 6 has now been released! It has a number of new features including AI harmonic and rhythmic file-matching, improved search, better workflow, new FX, and much more.

What is Loopcloud?

Loopcloud is a cloud-based music sample store, made by Loopmasters who have been selling sample packs for years. The idea is that instead of buying a whole pack of samples that you won’t use everything in, you can buy individual files with credits, when you need them. Loopcloud has a desktop app which connects directly to the store, and also integrates with your DAW. This allows you to play samples in time with your own projects and use the app audition new sounds on the fly.

I’ve been using Loopcloud on and off for a few years and would recommend it to anyone looking for a cloud-based sample store. I can’t wait to try out the new features!

Read more about Loopcloud 6 at Loopcloud.com

Look out for my forthcoming post about Loopcloud and how I use it in my music production.

Beats and Beatstars

Although I’ve been making downtempo, dub, and similar sorts of music for years (as well as remixing other people’s songs), by kids think I should get “with it” and start making “beats” instead. I honestly had very little idea of what they were talking about, until they started playing rap songs in the car, and told me that it isn’t usually the rapper who makes the music for these songs. I didn’t realise that the rapper has someone else do this, but something licences (or not!) these “beats” from someone else. After listening to a few raps songs and youtube tutorials about making “beats”, I had a go at making some myself on my new Akai MPK Mini Mark 3, and my kids think the beats are “sick” !!!

I’ve since found out that you can put these beats on a marketplace, and on Youtube for people to license, so I’ve upload a couple to Beatstars.com, and onto my Youtube channel. So far there have been many plays, or sales (none!) but I’m having fun making the beats. If anyone who’s reading this needs some beats or likes the ones in the video, let me know in the comments on Youtube, or via my beatstars account.