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Jason
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 24, 2010 6:55 am    Post subject: Beat Making Software Reply with quote

Here at Hitsquad we get asked a lot of questions about Beat Making Software, where to get it, which ones to use, and that sort of thing.

So I thought I give you a quick overview of what's out there and where to download beat maker software.


Video Tutorials on Making Beats


Beat Making Software - for a complete list go to SMM's Beat Making Software

Windows - Free

    ACID Xpress - this is the free version of ACID which is one of the top names in this category
    LoopDrive - a loop slicer and step-sequencer especially made for drum loops. It cuts a drum loop into fixed sized steps according to the selected tempo and lets you rearrange the sliced beats with its built-in step-sequencer.


Windows - Demo/Trial

    ACID Pro by Sony Media Software - This demo will show you the full power of one of the most popular applications in this category
    Zero-X BeatCreator - After slicing the loop in BeatCreator, there are lots of tools to re-arrange, process, quantize, replace, edit, etc each slice in the loop without any use of external hardware or software.
    FL Studio demo - This was one of the first and still one of the most popular
    iDrum - simple-to-use virtual drum machine. Build patterns with iDrum's lightning-fast step sequencer, using included kits or your own samples. From ambient downtempo to bangin' hip hop to frenetic drum & bass, iDrum's got you covered.
    Samplisizer - immediately create professional beats no matter if you have done it before or not



Macintosh - Free

    Livid Looper - designed to emphasize simplicity and hands-on control, short loops of audio can be sliced and transformed with built-in and VST effects.
    Drumcore Free - this is an AU/VSTi/RTAS plug-in - you'll need a VST Host or AU Host application to use this


Macintosh - Demo/Trial

    iDrum - simple-to-use virtual drum machine. Build patterns with iDrum's lightning-fast step sequencer, using included kits or your own samples. From ambient downtempo to bangin' hip hop to frenetic drum & bass, iDrum's got you covered.
    Ableton Live Intro - not only is this a good entry level application, they have a great Tutorial Video for Creating Beats
    Reason 4 - One of the most popular beat making applications for OSX


I hope you find this useful.

Please feel free to post your Beat Making ideas or questions below.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 25, 2010 3:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I found another good video about adding sounds to rap beats

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 05, 2010 3:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've posted a new article with some more video tutorials for beat making
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PostPosted: Mon May 02, 2011 2:16 pm    Post subject: beats downloads Reply with quote

This is the new era of beat making.This software that i have in counter is mind blowing.Out of all my years of being involed in the music industry meeting many producers,artist,and managers.I got the shock of my life when i went by one of my long time friends studio and he ask me to check out so beats he was working on.I was stun the sound the clarity and quality nearly knock me off my feet it was like my ears were enter in a another realm and the feel of the music was like being embedded and tranformed.It left me wanting to play the track over and over again then he play another track and it seem the experience repeat itself again taking me to another tranformation.I just had to stop and ask him what new equipment have you add. He said you want beleive this amazing digital software is a sleeping gaint going under the radar.I was floored when i open it and saw the professional set up and all the components.Like alot of producer they dont like giving up information on things that set them apart and he know he was on to something because I dont sugar coat.I come straight from the hip.So i went a little deeper into the software i wanted see how it was doing what is was doing when i tell u if you are tring to break in the industry this is your ticket.So if i was you but i am not this is the software that you would add to your pc and become one of the elite in the industry.for more info check out www.beatsdownloads.com
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 17, 2011 12:24 am    Post subject: Beat Making Software Reply with quote

Hey, Does Anyone Know Where I Can Find Any Free Beat Making Software, That Are Full Working.

Ive Tried Fruity Loops & Reason But I Could Never Register Them. On Top of That, Reason Was Abit Complex, And I Could Never Work Out How To Make A Full Track With Fruity Loops Rather Than Just 1 Bar

Are There Anymore Beat Making Software I Could Try??
I Still Have Reason And Fruity Loops But Theyre Not Registered.
I Have A Serial For Reason But Dont Know How To Use it,
But I Dont Have One For Fruity Loops.

Can Anyone Help Me Out??

Peace,
DFG
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2012 2:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You'll find free software that works at
http://www.hitsquad.com/smm/freeware/LOOP_GROOVE_MAKERS/
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2012 10:29 am    Post subject: Beat Making Software Reply with quote

yeh if you want something simple you really cant beat fruityloops, fl studio can now host vsts so that opens up a fair few options as well.

depending on what you want to do, there are a million options out there which range from technical to highly technical
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 9:09 pm    Post subject: Re: Beat Making Software Reply with quote

StivenT1989 wrote:
yeh if you want something simple you really cant beat fruityloops, fl studio can now host vsts so that opens up a fair few options as well.


FL Studio is great, but it isn't free.

There are some more really good free music production applications at http://www.hitsquad.com/best-music-production-software/#Free
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