Brazilian producer LR Beats came on our radar due to his prolific output, working on many hits particularly in the Brazilian music scene, as well as running a music production school and working in film and TV. He seems to do it all, and we enjoyed learning more about his background.
LR Beats Producing in FL Studio
Tell us about yourself and how you got into music.
My name is LR Beats and I’m from São Paulo, Brazil. I’m a music producer, songwriter, music business teacher, and mentor. I’ve been passionate about music since I was a kid; I spent hours watching music videos on MTV and that’s when I discovered hip-hop, which changed my life.
At 13, I started going to shows and events in my city which only increased my desire to work with music. At 14, I started writing songs and at 15, in 2012, I met the world of music production and am still doing it today.
LR Beats Teaching in FL Studio
How did you start using FL Studio & what does it mean to your productions?
I fell in love with music production from the beginning. When researching about production, I saw that my references produced their music through FL Studio, so I downloaded the demo version of FL Studio 10 and a new life began. Now, I have built a solid career as a music producer. I’ve produced for the artists I listened to when I was younger, my daughter can have the best stuff, and I can travel to cool places, all because of FL Studio. FL Studio became the main tool of my work and is responsible for my success in music production.
Cacife Clandestino – Mágico (Prod. LR Beats)
Duzz – “Missão Tom Cruise” feat Kweller (prod. LR Beats)
Tell us about your work and some of the artists you have worked with.
Throughout these years working as a music producer, I have had the pleasure of working with more than 300 artists in Brazil and around the world, including artists such as Rashid, Edi Rock, Cacife Clandestino, Drik Barbosa, BK, and Slim Rimografia. I also compose soundtracks for TV and have worked with SBT and MTV.
I was one of the producers who participated in “Neymar Mixtape”, an official Nike Football project with Brazilian player Neymar Jr, along with the group “Start Rap”.
Today, I have a school called “Beats & Business” where we teach music production, music business, how to produce artists, etc., to more than 800 students in Brazil, Angola, Portugal, and Japan.
I have more than 400 productions released and the number keeps increasing.
LR Beats in the Studio
Tell us about your production environment and the gear you use.
In my studio, I have a PC with a great setup that allows me to produce anything from casual beats to soundtracks that need more work and plug-ins. I use a 64-key MIDI keyboard to compose my melodies and a Novation Launchpad to program my drums. I have a pair of monitors from KRK Rokit that help me to have reference of my sounds and mixing and Scarlett headphones that I use along with my audio interface and microphone (which I use to record my compositions too). This is what I need to create my beats and soundtracks, and of course, LED! Lot of LED lights, which is what makes a studio different — it creates the vibe, you know?
Is there anything else you would like to tell us?
I want to say that I am extremely grateful for the entire Image-Line team. It is an honor to be among your producers. Many producers who I look up to are part of this and to be the first Brazilian on the list is an honor! FL Studio is a game changer in music production history; thank you guys for including as a Power User!
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