Hip hop productionis the creationof hip hop music. Though the term encompasses all aspects of hip hop music, it is most commonly used to referto the instrumental, non-lyrical aspects of hip hop. This means that hip hop producers are the instrumentalists involved ina work. Modernhip hop productionuses samplers, sequencers, drum machines, synthesizers, turntables, and live instrumentation. A hip hop instrumental is casually referred to as a beat, and a hip hop produceris casually referred to as a beatmaker. However, inthe studio, a hip hop produceralso functions as a traditional record producer, being the personwho is ultimately responsible forthe final sound of a recording.