Have you ever considered expressing yourself digitally through music production? Many people express interest in making their beats at some point in their lives, whether it’s producing hip hop beats or intricately putting together trance tracks. For me, it was while listening to a favourite hip hop song that I had an “ah-ha!” moment in which the complexity and simplicity of the music just made so much sense that I knew I had to start making my beats. When deciding which path to take, a beginner may feel intimidated. There are numerous options available to aspiring music producers, including going to a studio, desktop music production software, and finally, making your music beats on the internet.
Going to a studio to make your beats is the most expensive option and should be avoided by the beginner at all costs. Studio equipment is not required to begin making beats, but it can result in some high-quality and creative beats. However, once you’ve honed your craft, you can use studio equipment in conjunction with cutting-edge software to create chart-topping hits (Kanye West).
The next step in your music production journey is to employ desktop music production software. Popular programs such as Fruity Loops, Reason, CoolEditPro, and Cubase are included. These programs are the best in their class, and their prices reflect that: expect to pay at least $200 for high-quality beat production software. They can also have a steep learning curve, but once you’ve mastered all of the technical details and features, you’ll have complete control over your music, which is a powerful feeling.
Finally, for the aspiring digital artist, the simplest and least expensive option is to create your beats online. This is a new phenomenon that has emerged in the aftermath of the social media craze. Websites are springing up that offer everything from flash games that allow you to mix tracks to full-fledged music communities where you can make beats and share them with others.
Sonic Producer is a website I would recommend to anyone who wants to start making beats. On this membership-only website, you can get everything you need to get started producing beats for just $29. Membership includes access to the beat software as well as access to their vast knowledge community and thousands of videos teaching you everything from how to use the beatmaker to how to set up your keyboard for piano sets. My favourite feature is the ability to save to mp3 with a single click of a button. This website provides excellent value.
As you can see, there are numerous ways to get started making beats. There are numerous paths you can take in the field of digital music, depending on your experience, technical audio knowledge, and the size of your bank account. As a beginner, it’s usually easier to start making beats online and see if the activity is for you. After only a week, some people decide they want to quit. It would be much better if they didn’t just spend $200 on software only to abandon it because they’re frustrated because they don’t understand anything. Making your beats can be a rewarding way to express yourself creatively, and I encourage you to give it a shot. See the resource box at the bottom for more information on this articles.