Before we get into the three beat-making audio plugins, let’s cover the basics of making beats.
Don’t be scared of the term “music theory.” It makes me shudder sometimes.
Music theory can simply mean a basic understanding of music.
So if you have no musical training (even self-training), it’s going to be very hard to make dope beats. If you don’t play some sort of instrument — piano, guitar, even bass guitar — you may have no idea what you’re doing when it comes to making beats.
You see, being able to make good music requires you to know what makes music good. How do you combine notes so they sound well together?
You don’t need to learn how to read sheet music, you just need to know how to form basic chords, a few basic scales, and the general idea behind a chord progression.
There are plenty of ways to learn the basics. For example, just go to YouTube and search “simple music theory” and you’ll find some pretty helpful videos.