There are a growing number of home studios and producers and a lot of these producers are making beats with computer software programs. I started make beats on the MPC 2000. Its actually a hardware sampler that I used along with keyboards to create rap instrumentals. Thats where I got most of my skill from but you really don’t need all of the hardware samplers and keyboards that you may have needed ten years ago. Now a days as technology gets better and computers get more powerful making beats with computer software will get easier and easier.
I have couple different software programs that I use right now, I started out with the FL Studios version 4. I made some OK beats with this program. This is probably the best place to start when you are going to start learning how to make rap instrumentals. I say that for a couple of different reasons. One is that its very affordable. If your budget is low than you don’t have to get the most expensive software. Also Fruity Loops is not that hard of a program to use. Its pretty simple to start making beats once you figure it out. One thing that you will have to do with this program though is invest in a sound library and some vst plugins because the sounds that it comes with are not very good.
Another program that I use is called Reason 3.0. Its got great sound quality and it comes with sounds so you don’t have to invest in more although you may still want to in order to sound fresh and new. This program is a bit more expensive then the Fruity Loops program and it is harder to learn at first. But when you do learn this program you will be making some top notch rap instrumentals. Most of the rap instrumentals [http://soundmedix.net] found on our website were made from these two software programs we swear by them.
So if your interested in making your own rap instrumentals on your computer I would start with Fruity Loops,.then when your skills get better try upgrading to a more advanced program.