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Beat Maker Machine – 3 Essential Production Tools Every Software Beat Machine Should Have
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Beat Maker Machine – 3 Essential Production Tools Every Software Beat Machine Should Have

Before I even get started with the benefits of using a software beat maker machine vs. your traditional hardware music production setup, let me first say that if you are new to music production, the software route to building your home studio setup is the absolute best way to go.

Reason being, software is much cheaper to obtain than any physical keyboard workstation, you can be much more versatile with your expansion options, and you won't be stuck with having to record at home, or wherever your physical keyboard setup is located.

If you were working with software (which you should be), you could make beats wherever your laptop computer will take you. And in today's mobile society, you gotta be ready to move and follow the money when the money calls, so a mobile software beat making setup will be the best way to achieve this.

Sounds about right? Cool.

So now that we have that out of the way, we need to discuss the three essential tools/features that any and every software beat maker should have. Certainly, you want the best possible setup that will help you to become the best producer that you could possibly be, and without these features, you just might be another beat making fool. We don't want that.

Quality Instruments and Samples

Your beats will be only as good as the sounds you use, once you combine those sounds with some skill on your behalf and knowledge of production. No matter how good you are, if you have crappy sounds, you're gonna make crappy beats. Period. Check that your software beat maker has the dopest, freshest, and most innovative sounds of the past and of the moment. Clear this hurdle and you'll be well on your way to making a few hot beats...

An Easy To Navigate Sequencer

Your sequencer should work with you, not against you; when you first fire up your beat making program you should be able to fire off an idea or two with ease! If you have to sit down and study the functions of your software beat maker's sequencer just to hit the record button or to create a loop you might be in trouble. The graphic user interface and the sequencer is just as important as any other aspect of a software beat maker, so make sure that the software that you use has the right sequencer functions to help you make those dope beats.

The Ability To Import Your Own Sounds

More than likely, you will become a sampling fiend. Sampling allows you to add your own originality and flair to your beats, so every serious software beat maker should allow the feature of importing samples. It's amazing what the right sample can do for your record, just look and Jay Z and Kanye's Otis Redding sample. I would have never thought to use that one, but the boy Kanye made it a hit. And as long as your software beat maker will allow you to import your own samples, you can do that too.

I can't stress enough how important these three features are to have and be included in any choice of software beat maker machine, just make sure that at the very least your choice of software has these features, and you will be well on your way to making some heat. Better Beats Ahead.


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