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.
Want to learn how to make beats? How about discovering how to record and mix your music?
Even better…would you like to learn music from the comfort of your own home, and earn a degree for it?
Well, the world renowned Berklee College of Music is now offering the opportunity to earn a degree without leaving your home.
You can earn your Bachelor’s Degree of Professional Studies without having to worry about relocating. And it costs a lot less than the on-campus tuition.
Berklee now offers at-home programs for the following courses of study: