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Software For Making Beats – Having The Right Beat Making Software Makes All The Difference
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Software For Making Beats – Having The Right Beat Making Software Makes All the Difference

With so many different software for making beats titles out there, how do you really determine which one will be the best fit for you and your production needs? Well, the easy way to answer that question would be to pose another question to you: Ultimately, where do you want to go with your beat making career?

Is this just a hobby? Do you want to specialize in audio engineering as well? Or are you looking for software for making beats because you only want to make beats, period? As you explore those questions, lets discuss some typical components of software for making beats to help you choose which software title would be the right fit for your needs.

Make Beats, Pause, And Make More Beats

Surprisingly, not all software for making beats applications have beat making as one of their strong points. When I'm making beats, I'm usually on a roll to make 3-5 beats a day, so my application has to move smoothly with me and my workflow. One very important aspect of making beats that should be of the utmost importance with software beat makers is the MIDI editor, if the MIDI editor sucks, you better believe it's gonna be hell to pay concerning making those intricate MIDI edits to emulate the tricks and techniques that the hottest rap producers of today are using.

Like for instance, the MIDI editor in Pro Tools is God awful for MIDI editing purposes, which would make Pro Tools not so much a friendly application as far as software for making beats is concerned. But Pro Tools does shine in the area of audio editing, and mixing capabilities; many hip hop producers use other software for making beats titles like Dub Turbo or Reason, and then import the complete audio file into Pro Tools for further processing. And with Pro Tools now being on version 9, you would think that the MIDI issue would have been addressed. But it hasn't. AND it more than likely won't be dealt with. Avid, the company which owns/distributes Pro Tools, is too bust trying to attempt to monopolize the audio production market with their BS.

What's The Learning Curve Hitting Fo?

Using Pro Tools as a reference AGAIN (only because it's supposedly the industry standard for music production), the learning curve in Pro Tools is stupid high and complex. It literally took me months to sit down with the software and get some decent footing with it concerning how it operates, therefore I wouldn't recommend Pro Tools to anyone who is seeking simple software for making beats. I had to find another solution! If you're shooting for a career as an audio engineer, then you may not be able to get around Pro Tools.

But if you're only wanting to make beats, and you want software for making beats that excels at that task, then some other program may suit you better. You don't want complexity to get in the way when inspiration strikes, so choose a beat making tool that will help you with your compositions, not hinder. Better Beats Ahead...


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