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How To Make A Rap Beat - Starter Guide
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How to Make a Rap Beat - Starter Guide

These days it is a lot easier for rap artists to their music to be hear by the public. A very popular way for artists to express them selves digitally is with the use of digital beat production. If you can learn how to make a rap beat then you are on your way to expressing yourself with one of the most popular forms of digital music. But with all the choices of beat production software out it can be sometimes hard to choice the right one for your needs. Do your research and you will get the one you need and be on your way to making hit beats before you know it. Follow these steps and it will be easier than you think to make your own rap beats.

When you are first learning how to make a rap beat you will need to decide on what beat production software you will use. With this computer software you can pick out what instruments you want to use and use a sequencer to lay out your notes. More artists are choosing to go with online beat sequencers now. You can also choose to go with a desktop sequencer but the is more of a learning curve, and when you are just learning how to make a rap beats you might want to go the easier road. Once you get more experience and want to try a desktop sequencer you will be more ready for it.

When you start to make your own rap beat you need to decide on what style of beat you want to make. It can seem like an easy decision but sometimes it is not than easy.

Do you want your beat with vocals or without? If you don't want vocals then you need to put in a little extra work to make it a hit beat. That is because when you have someone rapping with the beats it takes a little less attention off of the beat but when you don't have vocals all the attention gets put on the beat.

Choose what drums you want to use. You need a solid percussion at the heart of your beats. Keeping a good rhythm is the best way to make your own rap beat. Then you will need some bass. For the bass go with something that works with the style you are trying to showcase. Rock or Rap, it doesn't really matter just use the one that works best with your preferences.

After you get all that figured out you need to get the back up. For some people this can be the hardest part when they first learn how to make a rap beat. But as you make more and more beats it will get easier. You need to get all the background sounds that you want to use when you make your own rap beat. Strings, keyboards, synthesizers, guitars, whatever helps to make your beats stand out.

Make use of accents like shots being fired, tires pealing out, DJ scratching or any other affects that you like. Use something that will help to break up the repetition of the beat. Now is the time to put it all together. Try starting with the drums and bass. As that is playing just listen to it until you notice a space where there is something missing and add some accents and back ups to fill in the gaps and make it more appealing.

Once you have everything together it will need to be arranged in the best possible way. Just lead into the beat for a minute. Bring in the 1st verse, use an alternate version of your beat for your chorus, and them put down another verse. Repeat this for as many verses as you want.

Now for the final step to make your own rap beat. Production, polish up you beats so that there is no distortions in your beats. Use a EQ to help with this. Check your volumes and make sure that everything stays in the green.

These are the basics when you want to know how to make a rap beat. Just remember that the bass and drums are the heart of your beats and anything else that you use should complement them. Once you master the bass and drums nothing will stop you from making your own rap beats.


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