I’ve had a number of readers ask me what the top best music production software for beginners are, and after a bit of deliberating, I can only really recommend three. I mean, there are loads of great beat making programs for your PC, but many of them are for advanced users.
So in this article, you will only get the simplest, easiest and best beat making software for complete newbies. Check out the table below for a quick overview, but scroll down even further to find more details about each software.
|Acoustica Mixcraft 6||Fl Studio 12|
|OS||Windows & Macs||Windows & Macs||Windows & Macs|
|Tracks / Channels||Unlimited||999||16|
|Pre-Loaded Songs||None||None||100+ (royalty-free)|
|Sample Editing Tool|
|MIDI Controller Connection|
|Video Training & Support|
|Price||**CHECK PRICE**||**CHECK PRICE**||**CHECK PRICE**|
Acoustica Mixcraft Pro
First up is the Acoustica Mixcraft Pro, which features a more complicated but still user friendly interface that’s designed to speed up the pace in which you produce music.
It too can be used in conjunction with MIDI controllers, and includes over 6,000 royalty-free music loops. It can support VSTi’s (virtual instruments and synthesizers), do audio recordings and comes with plenty of sound effects.
One of the most impressive aspects of AMP is the fact that you can score and edit videos with the built-in video editor. It’s fantastic value for money, and when compared with BTV SOLO and other cheaper music production software, it can do so much more, but you must be prepared to take the time to learn how to use it.
It’s one of the bestselling and highest rated beat making programs on Amazon, and I would recommend this if you already have a bit of experience in music production, or you’re willing to learn.
Fruity Loops Studio 12 – Signature Bundle
Though it’s still considered a music production software for beginners, FL Studio is a lot more complex in terms of its layout and usability. There are a few different versions of FL Studio, and their Fruity Edition (the cheapest) costs nearly 3x as much as BTV SOLO. Nevertheless, it can do a lot more.
Aside from having a load more special effects, you can also import VSTi plugins to add more variety to your beats, and you can even use FL Studio as a VSTi plugin itself, meaning you can hook it up to more advanced software such as Cubase and Pro Tools.
I think the most impressive thing about FL Studio is that it’s much simpler than the more advanced software, yet it’s just as powerful. I love all the synthesizers that come with the program, which is great for EDM (electronic dance music). FL Studio (an older version) was the first beat making software I used, and I still use it to this day along with other software.
This is by far the most simple beat making software that’s still capable of producing top notch bangers. BTV SOLO (read my full review here) is created by the same man behind the Beat Thang hardware, 2 x Grammy Award winning super producer Dallas Austin.
He knows a thing or so about music production as he’s produced hits for some biggest artists in the music industry including Madonna, Michael Jackson, Chris Brown and the list goes on.
Basically, the layout is a replication of the highly rated Beat Thang, with its futuristic look. You can customize the skin to whatever matches your mood, and when you’re ready to begin making beats, you just assign a drum kit or sound samples to any of the keys and then start recording by tapping the keys (click here to see a demonstration).
There are thousands of sound samples and hundreds of drum kits to select, so you’re never limited on choices. The great thing about BTV SOLO is that it’s compatible with an external MIDI keyboard controller, so it’s easier to create melodies. While this is a normal feature for more advanced music production software, it’s certainly a rarity for one that’s as low-cost as this.
If you’re completely new to making beats and want the quick and easiest entry into the world of music production, BTV SOLO is definitely the ideal software for you.