Make Your Own Beats

Make Your Own Beats and stand out as an original artist

There can be nothing more fulfilling for a musician than being able to make his own beats.  For those who listen to recordings of professional artists and wonder if it would ever be possible to sound like that; take heart because today, you can make your own tracks by using software packages to create your own beats.  It’s not necessary to break the bank to start with because there are numerous inexpensive packages that can be bought online before you even think of using the high end programs.

Avoid low quality software

This however does not mean that you should go for low quality software which will not be of any help to a beginner.  Try not to get scammed by online adverts that offer free beat makers since they are an utter waste of time and is usually of very low quality.  You can always look for something in between where a reasonable array of samples are provided for you to create your own hip hop or rap beats.

Where to Start

Before commencing, listen to your favorite artists because this will go a long way in helping you to learn the sounds and structures of the music they record. You can then decide on the type of music you wish to produce.  You can start by imitating the style of your chosen artist, listen carefully to his songs and consider the manner in which he has gone about formatting it. Thereafter you can learn how to mix tunes that will bring out the rhythm and tempo of the song.

Invest in Beat making software

If you’re keen on rap and hip hop, its best that you look for a beat maker of good quality for your type of music.  You might be surprised to learn that even professional composers use beat making software for their music.  This is mostly true for hip hop artists and rappers who make use of an interface of a computer package to pick a suitable “loop’ or pre-arranged sound from the many offered to create their own compositions.  Some such popular software programs used by artists today include “Fruity Loops” and “Garageband” just to name two.

While everyone that offer beat making software promise they are the best in the business, this is not always true. You must ensure what you invest in will be worth the money you pay and will provide you with ultimate satisfaction.

Given below are a few tips to help you choose the right software:

  • It should be easy to understand and provide you with proper guidelines to help you create your own beats.
  • It must have a large array of samples or pre-arranged sounds to choose from.  This will make it easy for you to create your own beats according to your needs.
  • You should be able to transfer whatever you compose to an MP3 in order to make best use of your creation.
  • It must have online tutorials and documentations as well as free upgrades as and when new versions are introduced.
  • It must have a forum which you can access to share views and ask questions about making your own beats and how to do them the easy way.

Once you have the right software in hand, start practicing and honing your skills. There’s nothing like practice to make you perfect.  Keep arranging and rearranging your compositions until you feel you have the right beat because this is the only way to become an artist that stands out from the rest.

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