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How To Use Your Computer To Make Beats

If you’ve done any searching online then you will realize that there are a ton of computer programs for music and beat making available. But how do you know which one to choose, and how do you get started with just making your own simple beats on the computer?

The first thing to know is that there is a wide variety of skill levels and requirements that each of these programs covers. For some you need not only a computer but a bunch of other (expensive) hardware and software just to make the program run. Or you need to buy a special mixer, audio sound card, or keyboard.

Other programs are much simpler and easier to install and get up and running. For new beat makers you should narrow your search to one of these easier tools as it will allow you to have some fun and get down to making beats & music quickly. The software we recommend is one such piece of software

Choosing Your Beat Maker Program

If you are indeed new to beat making and you want to quickly get your computer setup and starting creating music ASAP, then you should check out a simple program like Dubturbo. This is the software that I recommend to all of my friends both online and offline who want to get in to producing their own tracks. (You can read a review of it HERE)

One of the best things about it is you don’t need to invest in a new computer, the computer you have right now will be more than enough to run this program and start producing some really top notch, studio quality beats.

If you are more of an intermediate level user and you wouldn’t mind spending a couple of weeks learning the ins and outs of software then you should check out FL Studio or even Propellerheads Reason.

What I recommend you do is to download Dubturbo first, and then upgrade to FL Studio or Reason once you have mastered Dubturbo.

It’s a great program for people who want to get creative as quickly as possible, and when the time comes and you’re ready to upgrade your computer and start making more complicated beats then you can go with one of the more advanced programs, and even keep using dubturbo along with your more advanced software!

If you need a quick primer on how to get started then I recommend you check out this article here. It will teach you everything you need to know about how to make beats.

The Mindset of a Real Beat Artist

To be a real beat maker, a true artist, you need to learn to think like one. Let me ask you a question, when was the last time you listened to a track 10 times over just to try and hear how he produced that snappy snare sound that you like to bob your head to so much?

That is the kind of dedication and detail it takes to really take your artistry to the next level.

But don’t let that discourage you, if you have a computer and you have a creative spirit, you can start making beats TONIGHT by simply downloading and installing one of the basic beat makers I recommended in this article.

Alex Moruz Alex is a keen music aficionado who has written and published acclaimed opinion pieces on modern music genres such as techno, hip hop, rap and new age. He is a musician by training and has co-produced several records.