I’m seeing a lot of people asking questions on how to make beats.
Well, first you need the tools.
FL Studio has to be the handiest tool for making beats as well as entire songs as it’s a fully fledged DAW (Digital Audio Workstation). I’ve been working with FL Studio for almost a decade now, and I gotta say, it’s THE tool. ?
Second, you need a bunch of good drum samples: kick drums, claps, hi-hats, snares and some percussion sounds. You can find a lot of drum samples online for free as well as from quality commercial libraries.
If you are going to go the free route, just know that you are going to have to do a lot of digging and curating. Most free sample packs are riddled with redundancies and cheap filler sounds.
Third, you need a little bit of know how of FL Studio and you’re all set.
In this short and straightforward video, I show you how easy it is to make a beat with FL Studio. This is just to get you started so the example beat I’m creating here is not the coolest one.
For more advanced stuff, check out my tutorial on how to make a house beat.