The Making Of (The Beat): Jim Jones “Bright Lights Big City” produced by Jim Bond PART I


I’ve finally finished my first beat making video…   It’s been a long time coming.  I’m gonna run through the creation of the beat for “Bright Lights, Big City”, a Jim Jones track I did a few years back.  Check it out and leave some feedback!  Stay tuned for part II of this video and more great beat making vids from The Be A Better Producer Blog!


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Jim Bond is a good dude, veteran Hip Hop producer & has been helping producers out in one way or another for over 10 years. He is also the creative mastermind behind such illustrious sites as , &!

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  1. Cool vid, me too I like having the sample ready in Cool Edit, instead of actually doing the chopping with Recycle or wtv.

    Also, I know you didn’t pay attention to detail cuz it’s just a beat making video, but do you always make sure you cut at zero crossing? I didn’t know about that zero crossing shit until I saw a Logic tutorial. It really make your editing sound so much smoother.

  2. Yo JB,
    That was tight work! I always chop the sample into hits and replay…ie. Premo and some others….but not as good at it, lol…..but I like how your tracks sound so “seemlessly” put together…will def check out Part 2.

  3. Dope vid Jim,
    Definitely a good look……..looking forward to part 2.

  4. That’s some dope shit real dope

  5. Don’t forget Biz Markie was the first to use that loop back in the day.

  6. parafino ( suge )

    jim you fuckin genius

  7. wow I didnt know you did that! great tutorial

    Im am loving your blog.. I will do a long post on it very soon… we appreciate all your advise.. I use it! 🙂


  8. I use Soundforge to chop samples.What other programs do you recommend for the aforementioned purpose?
    Besides I can’t seem to get cool edit pro(Is it the same as Adobe Audio audition?) to work on my system!!!

    • Any sound editing program is fine for chopping samples. I only use cool edit pro because I never switched up for some reason. I don’t recommend using cool edit pro, even though I use it haha.

  9. dls roc writer hey jim i just like to tell you that i found this site and i love everything here, im a songs and ghost unsign writer,check me out on you tube ,facebook,google,twitter,myspace,

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