Making Beats From Your Computer
I started making beats 15 years ago. Back then, I used hardware beat machines and analog tape recorders to record my individual tracks. As time went on I focused more on music production and beat making. With consistent practice and equipment upgrades, I made more beats than I could ever imagine! As a result, I sold beats to local artist wanting hot beats to rap over. In this post, I will show you how to make beats from your computer.
With new digital technology, learning how to make beats is not difficult and the price point is rather appealing. No need to invest huge amounts of money purchasing digital audio workstations, plugins and recorders, there's beat software on the market under $40. The best method in my humble opinion is for you to jump in and get started making beats. Most beat software come with back end support: video tutorials, forums, ebooks and a host of features that are designed to help you succeed at making beats, selling beats online and networking with other producers.
When buying beat software be prepared to pay upwards to about a $100, upgrades and add-ons are included. If your budget is low, purchase the stock software; you’ll have a decent amount of tools to work with it. Look to invest $26-$40, fast internet access will be needed for huge file downloading, most beat software come with high quality 24 bit sound .wav files.
Beat Software To Buy
Dub Turbo and BTV SOLO are two highly recommended online beat makers. If you'll be making hip hop and pop beats, go for the BTV SOLO. It has an authentic hip hop feel with an adjustable swing function, the only downfall is it does not have a open interface where you can drag and drop patterns. The selling point for me about the BTV SOLO was the sounds hands down especially the drums!
Dub Turbo is great for electronic music, it comes with a open interface allowing you to drag and drop sounds, the sounds to me are a little mediocre but that is a matter of opinion. Overall it is a solid beat software platform so using your own sounds is an option. If I had my way, I would buy both beat software applications and used the BTV SOLO sounds inside of the Dub Turbo beat interface.