What are Beats and Beats Making?
Beats are those things you usually hear in the background of most music today. It’s that boom boom chh that complement the lyrics so well to bring a radical combination of sound waves to your ear hole. You know what I mean, right? Just listen to your favorite hip hop, rap, or pop song, close your eyes, and focus on the instrumentals. That’s a beat.
Beats are also at the very base of EDM. It’s hard to believe the scene becoming anything without the extreme advances in technology within the past few decades. There’s loads of subgenres available, from happy hardcore, for the ravers who just want to dance, to trance, for those who want to chill out and listen to some trippy music. Genres are usually based on beats per minute, although they can also be divided by the types of sound bites used in the mixing.
Now You Can Beat Mix Easily with Software
Mixing beats used to be a challenge. It required hours of recording in a studio as each new layer was added to create whatever unique sound the DJ was looking for.
Today, however, innovations in technology have made it easier than ever for aspiring DJs to make their own music. All you need is a computer and a soul, and you too can make amazing beats that the whole world can dance to.
To mix a beat, you require two things. You need to have a sound that you want to be heard, and you need the understanding to realize that by the time your beat is complete, it may sound nothing at all like you originally intended. This goes tenfold for new DJs. But don’t let this discourage you! Chances are, it’ll sound pretty good anyway. And if it doesn’t, you’re just not done yet.
There’s thousands of different sound bites available and many different beat-making software you can use to combine them. In most software out there, you start with a blank page and pre-set samples to choose from. You can either use the samples from the software, or find samples you prefer online and use those. You can even record your own stuff and mix those in, too. From there, you can edit the sample in just about any way you could imagine. Speed it up, slow it down, raise or lower the tone — just about any kind of editing you can think of, you can do. Once you have a few samples you like with the sound you’re looking for, you can mix them together to create a work of original art. And…That’s pretty much it. Congratulations, you’ve made music.
Now, how do you make good music? That one might be a little harder, but it’s nothing some simple music theory can’t help you out with. G meshes with A and follow the 4/4 timescale like a religion. Remember to post your beats wherever you can, and you’re well on your way to becoming the next big DJ sensation. Be nice to your fans, now. They’re the ones who listened to your music and said, hey, this sounds pretty amazing.