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Hip Hop Beat Maker – It's All About The Feel And Right Equipment
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Hip Hop Beat Maker – It\'s All About the Feel And Right Equipment

As a hip hop beat maker, there are many avenues that one can take if they desire to consider a career in music production, or even if you have a desire to become a hip hop beat maker for the sake of having a hobby. Either way, making beats can be quite rewarding and enjoyable, so lets discuss some of the different aspects of being a hip hop beat maker, and how you can get started.

Where Do You Start?

Well, most producers that I know started with a genuine love of music, you definitely have to love the music in order for you to stay inspired when you run into conflicts. Becoming a hip hop beat maker is a long road to take, and you must be certain that it is something that you want to do.

The next thing that you would need to do is decide on what type of equipment you would like to utilize for your productions. Do you like the feel of hardware production equipment, i.e. your MPC's, the workstation keyboards from manufacturers like Roland or Korg, or do you want to simply chop samples like Kanye West, which would also require the MPC? I have an MPC that is totally no longer in use, because I don't need it.

This is something that you should consider from the very beginning, because you do not want to waste time or money buying extremely expensive equipment trying to become a hip hop beat maker, you want your investments to grow with you, not against you.

Hardware Tends to Be Expensive and Outdated

Plus, MPC's and workstation keyboards can and will cost you well into the thousands of dollars. There is absolutely no need for anyone to spend that amount of money in an attempt to become a hip hop beat maker, it's both absurd and unnecessary when there are software programs that that would meet and exceed the capabilities of any hardware music production setup.

In today's day and age, I would definitely consider software music production equipment for my tool of choice, simply because of the cost effectiveness and portability factors. A software beat machine would only cost a mere fraction of what an MPC or keyboard would cost, and with the software, the functionality will not be limited to one or two features. Software beat makers tend to be fully functional without any other purchases required, a complete song can be created from concept to completion with nothing more than your computer and some headphones.

Take those factors into consideration as you start your journey into becoming a hip hop beat maker, once you have your equipment down, you only need to hone your skills. It's not hard to do, trust me! You can do it if I can. Better beats ahead.


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