A lot of people think that they can just sit down at their beat maker and bust out some bangers. But the truth is, no matter what hardware or software you use to make music, you have to learn how to make beats.
No matter if you’re using FL Studio or Maschine, you need to find a way to make money from your music. If you’re making beats, the best way to make money is to make beats for television and film.
The Mpc 2500 and 5000 offers grid mode recording and so does cubase based sequencers. Roland drum machines also offer this method, and there are a few more I am sure.
Another term used for this type of recording is called step recording…which every program I have come across has, but it is implemented differently depending on the host program or type of beat making machine.
I receive a lot of questions about using free beat making software. I would not advise any one to use free beat making software unless, you are just playing around and are not serious about making music beats.
Reason being, every free program I have come across is very limited in what it will or will not let you do as far as making beats.
Most of them also have very limited samples and /or will not let you save your project once you have finished. The few that I have run across that are free and do let you save your products, simply lack good sound quality and just don’t have that big boy appeal.
There are a ton of beat making drum machines and software beat making products that you could get for your computer. It’s best to start with a program that works with your computer, if you have a computer and are low on cash.
I personally prefer the hardware drum machines or beat makers by MPC, they in my opinion sound the best and come with more features that are geared toward making beats.
They are pricey compared to the software programs you can get for your computer, but if you plan on doing this on a professional level, you will have spent enough money in the long run just getting your computer to sound like a MPC, before you realize it.
If you are just getting started, it is best to pick a program that is highly suggested by industry professionals, and start learning it.
Although some programs start out more optimized for certain types of music, most of the well known software beat makers can be used for almost any style. Anyone who really wants to make beats can jump in and start making instrumentals in a matter of minutes.