So you want to make Hip Hop beats, huh? Well, if that is what you really want to do, what is stopping you? You can be a music producer but first you must get your mind right. If you do not believe it no one else will.
With all the information and technology available today, you can be a successful producer almost overnight. There are many producers who sell Hip Hop beats and Rap beats on the Internet. Many of these producers do not have million dollar, state of the art studios. They make beats in their bedroom or some spare room in their house.
If you have a burning desire to be a music producer, then you can succeed. First of all, you must have some equipment. If you have a big budget you can get some top of the line music production tools like something from the MPC line from Akai. Computers are also very affordable and you can get a very reasonable computer and some music production software for under $500.
I started making beats with a borrowed beat machine. I actually borrowed it from a guy who borrowed it from someone else! I had it for almost a year and all it did was make drum beats. It did not have a keyboard or sequencer but it could be hooked up to some other instruments by MIDI.
Eventually, I graduated to another piece of equipment which had more features and I was able to make some real tracks. Later I got a computer and bought some industry standard software to make even better beats.
There was a burning desire within me to make my own beats. I knew I could write rap lyrics and I also knew what kinds of sounds I wanted to hear musically. If you are asking yourself what it takes to be a music producer, then you probably feel like this too.
What are you going to do about it?
Get started now. Do some research on the Internet. Go to a music store and play around with some different equipment. Check with the salesman and see how much it would cost to get all the things you need to get your studio up and running. Find some local producers in your area and learn some techniques from them. Your options are unlimited if you use your creativity.
Let's Make It Happen!!!
Mello Melanin, The Instrumentalist
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