When you are thinking of launching a career in music, the first and most vital thing that you will have to do is to create your own beats. Surely you’re familiar with what making beats is. If not, the beats are the fundamental part of any hip hop song… it’s usually the drum sequences but can include an array of different sounds. Beats are the soul of any song and determines the feel that the song will have. That’s why it’s so important that you choose your beats carefully, or in the best case scenario simply make your own. If you choose the wrong beats or don’t learn how to properly create your own, then you’re already playing your hand at a losing game.
If you’ve chosen to (smartly) learn to make your own beats then one of the best ways to do so is to get and learn one of the beat makers that are available today. The advantages of using such software are as follows:
• You’re virually unlimited on the types of sounds you can create with a beat maker. You can edit them in any way you like. Play with different loops, cut what you want or pretty much anything your heart desires. On top of this, if you add one or two custom sounds, your beat will truly be unique.
• Even if you’re just a beginner you can usually get started quickly with a beat maker program. It’s easy to find a beat maker, too. Simply fire up your PC and look on the internet. Expensive, high-end studio set ups are common among the big stars, but when you’re just starting out that’s probably a bit beyond your capabilities. That’s ok though, because you can create your own beats right from your living room. If you are doing it right, it will be every bit as good as the professional production.
• You don’t have to pay a lot of money to get a good beat maker. There are many beat making software in the market at different price levels. All you have to do is find the one that will meet your needs and cost as least as possible… and no, you don’t have to compromise the quality of your beats to do that.
• Don’t whip out your credit card the first time you think you’ve found a winner. You want to see what the reviews on that beat maker say. If it’s all good, then download it and start playing around with it. The manual, guides and samples will all give you a feel of what the software can do.
Once you have made the beats, you should first check them out yourself. Ask yourself honestly whether it is creative and original, whether it is going correctly with the song and if you really like it. If you can honestly say yes to that then you may have a winner. Now just keep on going and create your own beats day after day and who knows, you could be the next one we hear about when our favorite DJ hits the air.