i need sum help wit beats

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  1. real_rap

    real_rap Guest

    iigh i want ta make sum beats....plzz let me now bout tha following...

    wat do i need to by..
    n about how much will they cost...

    also wat things will i need to by for hook ups to my computer....thankzz to who ever can let me know that stuff......
  2. pr0gr4m

    pr0gr4m Well-Known Member

    Feb 9, 2005
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    You want to buy either a drum machine or a sampler. The #1 tool used in hip hop music is the Akai MPC. The specific model you get depends on how much you can afford. However, you don't want to blow your wad on just that. You'll need sounds, and lots of them. There are MANY sample and loop libraries out there. I cannot recommend one to you because they are generally taylored to a specific sound...so you'll need to find one you like by listening to them and then make your own decision.

    If you want to go a different way, you could get a good workstation synth. The Yamaha Motif or Korg Triton series of keyboards are nice and widely used.

    If you are just starting out, get a drum machine so you can learn the basics. The Boss drum machines are good, have good sounds and are easy to use. You could probably get one for just a few hundred bucks.

    Now on the computer end, again, if you are just starting out, just use your existing sound card to record your beats into the computer. As you learn more, you'll want to upgrade to a better quality audio interface. Maybe something PCI or Firewire based.

    So you know, Beat Making is more akin to song writing than it is to mastering. The mastering forum is not really the place for this sort of question. Questions of this ilk will probably get more response if you post them in the General Chat, Home, Project Studios, Song Writing or possibly even in the DAW's And Computing forums.

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