Make Own Beats
Many computer software programs allow you to make your own beats. If you are a hip hop head, rap afficionado or just a general music nerd, these programs will help you get your creative fix by helping you create your own type of music. Knowing how to make your own beat is an advantage because it gives the freedom to create your own style. It is also cheaper than hiring another artist or a producer to do this for you.
- Sonic Producer – This is a music production software that allows you to make your own beats online. This means that you don’t have to install it permanently on your computer, leaving more space on your hard drive for stuff that really matters, like your photo galleries of girls in Princess Leia's gold bikini. Sonic Producer is so popular because you can add effects with the help of the keyboard that comes with it AND because of the music samples and pre-fabricated beats that you can add effects to to make it your own.
- Music Producer Pro comes with audio and video tutorials for beginners. If you're feeling like you're a god of beats but want to have a step-by-step process on how to lay down your musical genius on paper (or in a computer in a more technical sense), go get Music Producer Pro. Together with this software is a support site that you can log into and ask questions about the program. Together with the program is a set of video tutorials, dozens and dozens of documents on how to use the application, and tons of beats that you can create and choose from on their library.
- Fruity Loops is one of the cheapest, most dynamic and crazy beat making software applications out there. Whether you want to rock, create hip hop beats, house, electronica, or even tribal stuff, this baby has it all. What makes this one unique is that it has tons of additional plug-ins and add-ons. You can even connect application to another audio programming application if you want. Although, you need to be sure on what other software you can pair it with. Fruity Loops takes some time to learn though, but it's well worth the price and effort once you master it.
- Reason– It has a simple interface and easy to follow instructions, and a set of preset beats that you can use to practice. This baby has a lot of plug-ins and add-ons as well, but what makes it unique is that it has an easier interface and several tutorials that can get you started right away. If you want to create eletronica, house and other danceable and go crazy tunes, Reason can get you going in no time at all.
- The Beat Thang Virtual is a “virtual drum machine” that allows you to make your own beats. The sounds are so real that you will think it came from a drum set instead of a computer program. You can download it and enjoy making your own beats for your original music. This software application is more applicable for hip hop musicians who want to create those crazy drum and bass without the expense and hassle of buying a lot of instruments.