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How To Produce Rap Beats

By Marc Landry

Have you ever thought about how Timbaland is able to create his drums sound so full of life? Or have you wondered what it takes to get behind the boards for Young Jeezy or Lil’ Wayne? Within this brief article we will discuss some of the best ways to produce expert sounding rap beats quickly!

Why Make Beats?

Maybe you are trying to be a great rapper or singer who cannot locate a producer worth your time, or maybe those producers are charging around $100 for a single non exclusive beat which are usually garbage. Or probably you’re just an aspiring producer who desires to create instrumentals that you love.

Why not create rap instrumentals the way you desire and make some money while you are at it! Who knows, you may be getting production placements sooner than later. Emcees beware! You might put that mic down for good once you start using this beat making machine, online beat making is addictive!

How To Start

You can get started by first researching programs to make use of to produce your beats. There are a multitude of programs in the market. As a first time user, you should purchase or try out software and find out what suits your skill level and to find out which program best suits your work flow.

What Are The Main Elements Of A Rap Beat?

There are THREE main elements to a killer rap beat.

1) The Drums – maybe the most vital part of a rap beat. The drums consist of a kick drum (the boom) snare or clap (the bap) and the hi-hat (the tat). Crisp and on point drums can make or break a track. For example, Lil’ Wayne’s “A Milli” is a knocking track with no melody and only 808 drums, it manages to make “less” seem like more.

2) The Melody – the melody is what keeps the background of the beat all together, a good melody should be catchy and not too overly complicated. A simple example would be Soulja Boy’s “Crank Dat” which only uses 3-4 notes for it’s melody but has sold millions of units worldwide through its radio friendliness and simplicity

3) The Bass-Line – the bass-line is the sweet low end sound which accompanies the drums and the melody, it also gives the woofers are good workout. It provides the beat with an extra dimension of fullness and most average producers either do it totally incorrectly or do not utilize them at all. Any respectable rap song uses a bass-line of some sort, there are exceptions however!

Once you are aware of these main elements, it is up to you to create your own style and twist, utilize any program that suits your requirements and you’ll e well on your way to creating hits!

Click Here to find the top programs to make beats that can allow you to Make Beats on the web easily. With the right beat making program you can begin making nice music very easily.

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