If you want to make beats and you are not a highly skilled studio music producer and you don’t have loads of cash to throw about then you should definitely try using an online beat maker. They are changing the face of music production and making high cost equipment obsolete and removing the need for extensive training.
Let’s say you do buy a new expensive music sequencer. You now need to learn all about the technicalities of the thing, and that’s before you get to learn about producing music. Most of these beat machines and even the production software packages have user manuals that you need a degree in music studio engineering just to understand.
Fast forward to 2010 and all you really need is a computer and the Internet. A quick search for an online beat maker and you will be cranking out pro quality beats in minutes.
The online beat maker was designed to replace the old electronic beat machine and the complicated music production software packages. So no heavy tin to carry around, no long winded complicated software installs that stop working the first time you upgrade anything on your computer and no major financial outlay.
Of course you have to be realistic. There are good and bad online beat makers as there are anything else. Don’t be tempted by any free offerings. They will either have limited performance or poor quality sound or worse they are restricted versions that you will then have to pay a premium to upgrade to the full version.