So you want to start making your own beats and you’re wondering what kind of music production equipment you should get as well as the best software to start producing beats?
How To Start A Song
When it comes to songwriting and producing, many people don’t realize how hard it is to start a song, let …
How Many Beats Does A Quarter Note Get?
Musical notation truly is its very own language, with grammar, rules, and everything. In order to understand it, there are …
How Many Beats Does A Half Note Get?
People who can read and comprehend musical notation are basically able to understand a whole new language. It has its …
What Is A Measure In Music?
The ability to read musical notation is basically like learning an entirely new language. It is a highly sort-after skill …
Hip Hop Chord Progressions: A Quick & Simple Formula For Making Beats
When I first started making beats, I honestly thought it would be as easy as playing some random melodies with …
How To Make Beats for Beginners
Consider this post to be a continuation of my post on that details all the beat making equipment you need to get started as a producer.
There's a crucial lesson that I want to hammer home before starting this post:
It's not the tools you have, it's knowing how to use it.
Like I said, I spent thousands of dollars buying gear and programs that I thought would help me make better beats.
Luckily, I was able to sell most of them, but I still have some crap gathering dust in my closet, like this…
Why Their Crappy Music Sells More Than Your Free Downloads (And What To Do About It)
Many independent musicians are whining about how difficult it is to promote their own music even if they’re giving it away for free.
In my opinion, this is simply a symptom of a much bigger problem. But my point would probably be much clearer if we get a few points out of the way first.
Here’s the thing: with today’s software and technology doing a lot more for much less, there’s probably never been a better time to be an independent musician.
A simple laptop can completely power an entire studio that you can carry with you on your backpack.
It doesn’t cost any more than a few hundred bucks to get a crystal clear condenser mic, a latency-free audio interface, and a powerful DAW like Logic.
No longer do you need to pay thousands of dollars for hardware synthesizers to make your own beats — nowadays, virtual instruments can provide you with almost any sound that you need.
And with websites such as Bandcamp, distribution is no longer a problem — anyone can buy our music at any time of the day anywhere in the world.