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A Hip Hop Beat Maker: The Three Ways To Make A Great Hip Hop Beat
There are three ways to make a hip hop beat. And more specifically, there are three main types of music tools that can be used to ensure you make a great hip hop beat. Some of the options are expensive and some are not, and although there is more than one way to skin a cat, we hope you come to the same conclusion we did.
There are essentially three ways to make a hip hop beat (well, in our opinion anyway) and that means there are three different ways to spend your money. But the good news is that not all the music tools are expensive, and in fact some are a downright steal, and this means you can find a hip hop beat maker that doesn't empty your pockets.
The First Way: This is the classic 'I want to be a producer and make hip hop beats for the best rappers in the world!' or better yet, 'I want to be one of the best rappers in the world!' Okay, this reasoning is okay because you gotta have your dreams, but some people think they can buy their dreams. That is, 'if I spend a lot of money then I'll be a professional.' This is a very naive way to look at making a hip hop beat and frankly it's unrealistic.
I fell for this blunder myself and spent a lot of money (over 2k) to find out that I didn't need to spend that much money to make a good hip hop beat. The reason? There are plenty of hip hop beat makers that don't break the bank, and better yet, don't have a long learning curve and although I can mix pretty well now, I don't think it was wise of me to start with a high-end software program (ProTools) when I simply didn't know what I was doing. This first way will get the job done if you have some talent, but it's a tough way to go when you're a beginner because most of the plug-ins are unnecessary, especially when starting out.
The Second Way: This way is on the completely other side of the hip hop beat making coin. If you're all about lyrics, in other words you're more of a rapper or lyricist then a producer type, then why not grab some great samples to get started? There are super cheap (under $30) software programs that provide a huge catalog of samples so you can lay your lyrics right over them. They're called royalty free beats and they're worth checking out. This will save tons of time, you don't need to mix the sounds (already pre-mixed to perfection) and it will give you time to work on your passion, which in this case would be writing great lyrics.
The Third Way: This is the way we like because it's dirt cheap (under $30) and you get to write your own beats in a easy to use interface with 16-tracks, a piano key-set and a drum machine. The beats are easy to make with a marker that runs across the measures so you can add the sneer, cymbals, bass drums, bass lines, piano parts and synthesizer sounds in just minutes. Then you can export the sounds to mp3 and run the lyrics through a simple software recorder.
This third way makes the most sense, especially if you're starting out, and some of the hip hop beat makers actually help you to mix the music with tips and hints and video lessons. If you think buying samples is a little too simple and uninspiring, and spending a couple thousand dollars is a little too unrealistic, then this third way will be the best and most essential music tool for making quick hip hop beats and throwing them out for the music world to judge.