If you are new to beat making, it can be a difficult task to figure out where to start. There are plenty of tutorials on here as well as other websites such as YouTube which offer a great deal of content to learn from.
However, it’s much easier to have a quickstart guide to point you in the right direction.
I have compiled some tips as well as links to get you started on your beat making journey. Read them. Study them. Over time you will start to figure things out and will be on your way to making beats!
///// How to Make Beats
First, let’s start with the Ultimate Guide on How to Make Beats:
- How to Make Beats – Part 1: Getting Started
- How to Make Beats – Part 2: Your Setup
- How to Make Beats – Part 3: Learn Your Setup
- How to Make Beats - Part 4: Bars & Loops
- How to Make Beats - Part 5: Start With Drums
- How to Make Beats - Part 6: Your First Melody
- How to Make Beats - Part 7: Creating a Bassline
- How to Make Beats - Part 8: What's Next?
///// Beat Making Tips
I created a list of tips you can use once you start making beats:
///// YouTube Tips
We have plenty of videos that can help you. Here are some of the playlists:
How to make beats:
///// Beat Battles
Another great way to learn is to study what other beat makers are doing. We’ve been doing beat battles since 2003 where we started with our Beat This! Competition. We now have six types of beat battles that happen on a regular basis.
You can also look into collaborating with other IllMuzik members.
///// Showcase Your Beats
Lastly, one of the best ways to learn how to make beats is to get feedback. We have a forum called “Showcase” where each week members post their beats for feedback. Of course, we encourage them to give feedback to others as well.
Also, even if you’ve only just begun, feel free to give others feedback as well!
///// In Closing
There you have it; all the resources needed to get you started at making beats. With this guide and the various YouTube tutorials, you have more than enough to get started.
If you still have questions, feel free to post them in the forums.