How to make your own Rap and R&B beats without Studio Equipment
Author: John Paul Jones
Have you ever wanted to get started making your own rap, hip hop, or r&b beats, but didn't want to spend the money on expensive studio equipment? Well thanks to the digital age more and more ways are becoming available to make your own beats at home. Most people aren't familiar with the technical aspects of most desktop software, and the initial investment can cost almost as much as a studio itself. The easiest way to start making your own beats is to get a membership at an online beat making website.
There are some websites that simply offer the service of having an online beat maker. About half of these websites are flash "games" that let you fiddle around making your own beats. THESE are not what we need, they lack basic important functions like mp3 export, multiple tracks, preset loops and beats, etc. I would suggest becoming a member at a site that offers the most bang for your buck. Make sure that with membership they give you some way to improve your skills, not just leave you hanging trying to learn how to use their beat making software.
One great website to start making your own beats is called Sonic Producer. This website offers great value, which to me is important especially in the economic downturn. I want to make sure I get the most value for my dollar. Think about this: a trip to the studio is going to run you anywhere from 0-00+ dollars. Desktop sequencers are in a league of their own too: expect to pay 0+ dollars. A Sonic Producer membership is available for . Just twenty nine dollars.
The beat maker alone is worth three times that much: it has a 16 track sequencer, 8 dj pads, keyboard sets, mp3 exportability (important to people who want to burn their beats to cds), and a huge preset beat and loop library. But that's just the beat maker. As I said I like value: with membership they give you access to thousands of free videos on everything you've ever wanted to know about making beats. Everything from how to master their software to how to setup a keyboard or synth to integrate into your beats.
As you can see, it's much cheaper to make your own beats online than it is to make them in a studio session or with expensive desktop software. With websites like Sonic Producer, you don't have to make such a heavy initial investment to experiment in expressing yourself through digital music. Some may find it's not for them, and that's why they offer a full refund. However others will find their skills increasing by the day; I have seen many beginners go from no experience to licensing their first beat to a local or national hip hop artist. So it can be done. If you're ready to get started on your beat making journey, check out this site: make your own beats online.