7 Steps to Beats

Make beats on computer in 7 steps

by Kim on December 14, 2009 · 0 comments

Let me guess, you have always wanted to make beats and you know you need great software to do it. If you want to make beats on computer, You have to search online and find great software. If you want to make great beats you have to get great software that you want to use to make your music. Well, now that you have done your research and bought a great program you should beready to make beats on computer!

Here are step by step instructions to get you up and running.
Please take note, all music programs are a bit different and you might have to adjust these steps slightly if they don’t quite fit with your programs interface. Regardless though, you should be able to make beats on computer quickly and easily!

Start making amazing beats,  right now on your computer

Step 1 – watch the tutorials
So, the first step would be to follow the instructions on your software and then install it onto your computer.Read the instructions and get familar with the program.

Step 2 – Organize your thoughts
Once you have it installed then you are ready to get creative and make some new and awesome beats all of your own. But if this is your first time, you probably have a whole lot of unharnessed ideas and you might be feeling a little lost as to where you should start.

Step 3 – Get familar with the programs user interface
OK, so you are at your computer with your music software in front of you, take a gander and see if you can figure out how many tracks are available for recording? Can you find it? It should be somewhere between four and thirty two. Select the first track so that you have a nice clean slate to start getting creative.

Step 4 – Add the drums

When you are looking at creating drum beats you should really give yourself the time to to have a good play, particularly if you have never done this before. Get really familiar with all the different sounds of the drums and percussion until you have created a drum beat that lasts about five seconds.
Then all you need to do is loop the sound and you have the heart of your beat. Your drum beat is very import since it to the root of your music. The better your musical foundation is the better it will sound.So now you have a drum beat, it’s time to build on your sound, and to do this you can use a variety of different things.

Step 5- Lets add some rhythm
Now, you need to create a bass line with your drum machine software.The bass line is the rhythm that defines your beat. Select a bassline the complements the drum beat that you have just created.

Step 6 – make the song all your own
You can record vocals straight onto your music program, or you could consider using a synthesizer software to make different riffs with different instruments that you can build on your drum beats. Use your software, synthesizer or recording software to creating the sounds that you will lay over the top, each in a different track on your music software.This will create the hooks of the song, and pull all the elements for your song together.

Step 7 – Mix your levels and effects
This is important so that you can mix them together and choose the volume of each. Some musicians will record the same riff or sound in more than one track to add some real depth and layering in the final piece. Also, chose effects you want to add to your tracks to finish off the song.You can add some really creative flair by doing the same riff in two or three different instruments and layer them over the top to create a great chorus sound!

As you can see, it’s really fun and really fun to make beats on computer, just play around and see what sort of great sounds you can come up with!

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