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Beginner Beat Making Equipment Guide

This is some of the beginner beatmaking equipment, the hardware and software needed to make beats. *Prices below are liable to fluctuate. Be sure to reference the manual of the hardware/software your purchase in order to install the equipment correctly:


  1. Keyboard ($50 - $150): Pick a keyboard based on your piano skill level, we suggest one where you can at least change the octaves. This is only needed if you plan on recording melodies and/or drums via midi piano.
  2. Drum Pad ($60-$200): For recording drums, having a drum pad can be a great addition. You can alternatively use a keyboard to record drums, although a separate drum pad is recommended. Some Midi keyboards come with drum pads. 
  3. Find a DAW: For example FL Studio 21 Producer edition is a great beginner DAW (Currently $199), however we recommend buying the Signature edition ($299) as it comes with more features. For more information, check out:

4 Headphones / Speakers ($50 - $1000+): We do not recommend making beats through your computer speakers. You should try to find a good pair of headphones or monitor speakers to make beats with. The price of this hardware can range from very basic headphones and speakers to much more expensive, professional quality, listening devices. We recommend you spend at least $50 starting off, make it a goal to improve your equipment as you grow as a producer. 


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