Platinum-selling American producer Antt Beatz has produced hits for the likes of Lil Baby, Eminem, 42 Dugg, and many others on his way to not only charting on Billboard but being named one of their top 10 Rap producers in July of 2022. On top of that, he’s the CEO of Beat Gang, a production team, label, and studio based in his hometown of Detroit. We’re excited to welcome Antt Beatz as an official FL Studio Power User, read on to learn more about his story.
42 Dugg – Free Me (prod. by Antt Beatz)
Tell us about yourself and how you got into music.
My name is Antt Beatz, and I’m a music producer from Detroit, Michigan. I grew up in a musical family — my grandmother was a singer, and my uncle was a well-known rapper and producer. I was inspired to become a rapper at an early age, and I started a rap group with my cousins, but we couldn’t afford quality production. So, we started making our own beats using FL Studio 3. Eventually, I gravitated toward the art of producing music and stuck with it.
How did you start using FL Studio & what does it mean to your productions?
I learned to make beats using FL Studio 3 and 4. Later, I switched to a hardware-based analog setup, but it was too time-consuming. I wanted to be more efficient, so I eventually went back to my roots and switched back to using FL Studio 20. This changed my life — the sound quality has come such a long way, and it made a big improvement to my workflow. Now, FL Studio is an important part of my daily production routine.
Lil Baby ft. 42 Dugg & Veeze – U-Digg (prod. by Antt Beatz)
Tell us about your work and some of the artists you have worked with.
I’ve worked with Lil Baby, Eminem, 42 Dugg, Icewear Vezzo, Jeezy, Veeze, Future, Peezy, Kash Doll, DeJ Loaf, Fredo Bang, Mozzy, and so many more!
Tell us about your production environment and the gear you use.
I actually use a lot of different gear to keep myself inspired and always working on something different. My current daily setup is my gaming laptop with FL Studio 21 and Novation’s FLkey. I have the FLkey 49 for my home setup, the FLkey 37 for my recording studio, and the FLkey Mini for travel.
Antt Beatz’s Beat Gang Studio
What is your top FL Studio tip for up-and-coming producers?
My tip for aspiring producers using FL Studio is that it’s OK to be inspired by other producers, but still, don’t be afraid to try something different. Also, mix your beats with your ears and not your eyes.
Is there anything else you would like to tell us?
I’m kind of a nerd, lol. I love anime and video games. I’m also a collector. That’s kind of what keeps me inspired when making music.
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