One big question that most aspiring or new producers seem to ask about is what kind of gear, equipment and software they will need to begin making beats. A big problem which prevents them from getting started is that they seem to think that the gear they will need to make quality beats is highly expensive. This can cause them to dismiss their desires as a producer and never take the leap to making their first beat.
The truth is that the equipment needed to make beats is likely less expensive than you’d think. This is largely because your success as a producer will have much more to do with your talents and skills than it does with your equipment. While certain high end hardware and software can certainly help make the production process more effective and efficient, it is not NEEDED right away. Instead, it is a great idea to start with some basic equipment, develop your craft, and start upgrading your gear over time.
Listed below are 5 things you will need to make your own rap beats, with budget in mind.
Whether you are an artist, producer, or engineer, odds are you’ve come across a situation….perhaps even a confusion, about which software and hardware to purchase in order to optimally record your vocals, create your beats, or mix your tracks.
What is the best beat-making software? What is the best mic? Which are the best studio monitors?
While it should definitely be a goal of any serious musician or producer to eventually own professional, quality hardware and software, I just wanted to create this post to give you some inspiration and insight into how you can become successful BEFORE you have the resources to buy these expensive items.
Are you ready to experiment with recording your vocals at home? Want lay your vocals on your beat and make a demo before you take it to the studio?
If you are on a budget, or would just like to start recording vocals from your computer, there is very good news.
There are a handful of free vocal recording software programs which provide you with everything you need to begin recording your songs to your beats.
Even though I have Logic, which is considered by many to be one of the best paid software programs for recording, producing beats, and editing audio, there are still times when I need to make a quick recording or edit some audio in a pinch. For situations like these, I will often use a free, light audio software program such as Audacity, Acoustica or Waveshop.
Let’s get started. Listed below are 5 of the best free vocal recording software programs available today, at no cost: