Free software for music production is a great way to get started in composing your own music. However you’ll quickly find that as you delve into creating more and more beats the limitations of these free software applications will become apparent.
Getting into the music industry is extremely difficult, given it is a highly competitive market place. There are literally hundreds if not thousands of people trying to get in every day, and sadly a lot of them fail, for a number of reasons, but primarily for the poor quality of their beats. So producing quality beats is one simple step in the right direction. If you get a name for yourself as a quality beat maker then, you could potentially have producers head hunting you.
However, before you are able to mix-it-up with producers you will first need to get your beat making skills up to a reasonable level. One of the best ways to do this is to teach yourself how to use various types of computer based beat software programs. You can find some free and paid software solutions online.
A major benefit when getting into computer based beat programs is that they do not take up additional space in your music studio, like a drum machine, keyboard or musical instruments. In fact if you have a laptop then your studio becomes instantly portable, which means you can be creating beats where ever you are.
Another major benefit is that a lot of these applications come with a huge library of pre-recorded beats and midi sounds, which in some cases can replace bulky instruments like the drums, keyboard and guitars. Of course there is one proviso here, the quality of the sound depends on the software application you choose, and the capability of your sound card.
Take time to learn how to use a beat maker software application correctly. Understand how to use the features properly, and then you’ll be producing the high quality music that you hear on the radio and television everyday. You’ll find that you can create quality sounds in no time at all with minimal cost and a lot of fun.
A really good way of learning how to use a beat maker software program is to try to reproduce the music of one of your favorite songs. This will help you to get an appreciation for the instruments involved; how to differentiate the sounds and how to reproduce the sounds of each instrument. I’ve found this to be one of the best ways to learn how to produce your own beats, because you can use ideas from songs and modify them to create your own unique sound.
There are literally hundreds of different software applications available online and the rule of thumb I always use is you get what you pay for. If you don’t have much cash to buy a beat making program then you could use a free audio package like Audacity. Audacity is really basic in features and does not come with pre-recorded beats, however you can create multiple tracks and save them in mp3 and wav formats. Fifty dollars will give you a reasonable software product that will come with pre-made beats and midi sounds. So start out with a free product first if your budget doesn’t allow for it, then upgrade and buy a product that offers you more features. As you get good at creating music you will need to upgrade to a better software product to be competitive in the music business.