I was checking my Google Alerts for any information concerning producing rap beats and I came across this review of FL Studio. It was from a beginner's perspective and I thought it would be good information to share with you. It's a really simple program to use and as a matter of fact it was used to make Soulja Boy's Grammy nominated smash hit "Superman". Of course you can do more advance things that what you heard on that song. :-)
Here's a screen shot of the software:
Here is the product review:
P.S. As always, don't forget to check out The Rap Beat Manual so you can get started making beats today!!!