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What Beat Programs are Simple to Use and Quick to Learn?
Your choices range from complicated high end music production software programs to free open source programs
By Peter Webber
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2009-07-17
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There are a great many beat programs out there. Some have been established for many years and applied in professional recordings. Others are new and permit you to study and produce your individualized rhythms on-line without having to install anything.

Before you look at any beat programs first consider how you learn best and how you can arrive at your goal as easily and fast as possible.

What kind of learner are you? Do you develop well from reading books and manuals? Are you more visual and pick things up from watching videos? Do you learn better from merely getting in there and doing it?

How much time, elbow grease and money can you commit into becoming a masterful beat maker?

Your choices are pretty large and vary from complicated high end music production software programs to free open source programs, there are also web browser based beat programs at varying costs.

Free vs. Paid

Everyone wants something for nothing and free is always nice - but like anything that's free there's always a catch. With music production computer software the free ones come in 2 flavors - time limited demonstration versions of paid products or open source and shareware.

If you are a skilful computer user and resourceful when it comes to finding information the open source shareware route might just be for you. You'll need to be able to install and teach yourself the software package - and if it goes wrong there's no support. Also - and this is the largest downfall with free beat programs - you don't get any samples to use.

The benefits of paid products are that the better ones will include good (video) training, royalty-free samples you can use to make tracks that you can sell commercially, good support and if you're fortunate a money back guarantee.

At the end of the day your journey from beginner to fully fledged beat maker can be time-consuming or compact.

So how much is good value?

Now depending on what level of commitment you're prepared to put in you can spend a lot or a little at the outset of your journey. High end software programs cost hundreds of dollars whereas some beginner software packages cost fewer than 30 bucks.

What's right for your budget and time depends on your individual situation. A starter computer software will get you up and functional quick but may lack some of the more subtle and complex characteristics of professional standard beat programs. High end bundles take longer to learn, are fiddly to set up but you're laying a solid foundation.

Only you can decide what will best accommodate your unique requirements. Think of your goal of learning how to make beats rapidly and easily and keep that in mind when looking at beat programs. Ask yourself questions like "do I require these additional features?" and "am I merely paying more for the brand here?" Keep your mind on your goal and you'll be hearing your own beats on the radio and in the clubs in no time.


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