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What Is The Best Beat Making Software For Beginners

Updated on October 28, 2014

If you are like I was when just starting out, then your asking the question, "What is the best beat making software or program for beginners?" Well Ive done the research for you for 12 years and this should make your life much easier.

Image Line FL Studio 11 is the easiest way for beginners, amateurs, and professionals to make good quality sounding beats. The software is so easy to learn and you can tweak samples to the max to make the beats and instrumentals you’ve always wanted.

There are a ton of different beat making programs and software out there but most tend to be over hyped. When I started producing beats in 2002 I had the question, “How do I make good quality beats”. I now have been producing beats for over 12 years and have tried a bunch of different options yet, I always come back to the one I started on. FL Studio is hands down the best way to learn and also the best way to put beats in your head into beats in your speakers.

The image below is an example of what the software looks like and some of the plug-ins that are available. There are tons of video tutorials on YouTube that will walk you through the steps of creating beats.

FL Studio Is so easy to use and you can get so indepth that it makes for the most advance beats out there. FL Studio comes with a huge assortment of samples such as , kicks, snares, hi hats, claps, synths, riffs, loops and much much more. Now the most important thing when making beats is to make your beats unique. So with that being said FL Studio gives you so many options to change any sound or sample to make it the way you want.

It was very easy to learn how to make patterns, songs , and tweak sound to my own liking. The software offers the most plug-ins and most of them are free.

There are a bunch of big time producers that use FL Studio such as: 9th Wonder (who has made beats for Jay Z), Ayo The Producer (who has produced for Lil Wayne and Drake), and even Soulja Boy uses FL Studio.

Image Line FL Studio 11 –

The Good:

  • Unlimited Tweaking
  • Loaded with thousands of Samples
  • The best Plug-Ins
  • Tons of Plug-Ins on the market made for FL Studio
  • User friendly
  • Import any samples you want
  • Record vocals
  • Record live instruments
  • Affordable
  • Creates professional, quality sounding beats
  • Compatible with Windows (PC)
  • Compatible with MAC if you partition with Windows

The Bad:

  • OK Help/Support
  • Live instrument recording takes some learning

The Conclusion:

The conclusion is that FL Studio is by far the easiest and most affordable way to make beats. There a unlimited possibilities . You can learn the basics like, how to make patterns and how to read measures. Then once you've mastered that you can get technical on how to EQ and fiddle with patches and plug-ins like the Pros. The Pros definitely out way the Cons making it an easy decision and you wont be let down.

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    • wandrfishreviews profile image

      wandrfishreviews 2 years ago

      Thank you for reading. It is a very user friendly program.

    • Austinstar profile image

      Austinstar 2 years ago from Somewhere in the universe

      Thanks for writing this review! My husband is a musician and he uses some kind of beat software for his home studio. I'll have him take a look at this.