Beat Software – 4 Things That Make For Great Beat Software

If you are one of the many music lovers inspired to create your own hip-hop or rap beats — there’s never been a better time to jump in and give it a try. Gone are the days when you needed to spend several thousand dollars to get any kind of decent beat software. Today it’s all a lot more affordable.

There are two reasons for this. Firstly, the arrival of online beat software means that the software creators can eliminate the costs associated with producing and delivering a physical product. Secondly, there’s a lot more competition out there now, every music software company wants to be able to say that the latest hotshot music producer uses their software.

However, there are 4 things you should look for if you are a new or up-and-coming music producer when it comes to choosing beat software.

1: Ease of Use

The last thing you need when you’re just starting out is to have your creativity hampered, or stopped in its tracks because you can’t get the damn software to do what you want it to. A good piece of beat software should quickly become second nature to use. Don’t feel that you have to opt for a cut-down or feature limited tool just because you are a beginner either. Ease of use and a rich feature set CAN go hand in hand.

2: Affordability

We’ve touched on this already; beat software doesn’t have to cost you an arm and a leg. If the core package does a good job and allows you to produce beats with a reasonable level of complexity, you can always expand your sound later by adding new samples.

3: Quality Samples And Sounds

I can’t emphasize enough the importance of top quality instrument and effect samples to your music. Even if you intend on deconstructing the sounds to make original ones of your own, or plan on adding scratch or static to the beat — having clean, crisp, top quality samples to start with is vital. Make sure that you use a good pair of closed-back headphones to listen to your beat as you build up the layers of sound, it’s the best way to really hear how the different elements of your beat are interacting and overlaying each other.

4: Pleasing And Usable Results

This is what it all comes down to, doesn’t it? It doesn’t matter how easy your beat software is to use, how cheap it was or how good the samples are if you can’t get a finished beat out of it that just makes the hairs on the back of your neck stand up!

The only thing left to do then is output your track to an MP3 file, play it to everyone you know and wait to be discovered as the next hot music producer.

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