Talent is overrated!
It helps, but to always be successful you need the right techniques and framework.
I bet you heard this advice;
- Check Youtube,
- Keep trying, you will get there,
- It’s all about putting in the work,
- You have to fail to succeed,
- And my personal favorite; if you have it in you, it will come out eventually.
But in reality, most successful beat makers had some extra advantage that really got them going.
Some had the right friends in school. Some were mentored by an experienced beat maker. Whatever they found (or stumbled into) accelerated their learning curve exponentially.
Of course they put in the work, but so does everyone else!
What is Beat Generals?
Beat Generals is an online course that teaches you to create beats like the professionals.
Successful musicians are talented and driven, but they also have reliable methods to make beats that move people. And those methods can be taught and learned. The Beat Generals program aims to do that with:
- Video tutorials that show you exactly how to start, build, and refine powerful beats using Fl Studio.
- In-depth analysis of the most popular hip-hop songs today. Seeing how and why these work makes it extremely helpful.
- A whole library of drum kits, sound effects and filters that give you a massive head start.
- Monthly updates with new training, insights, and analysis of the hottest songs. Staying up to date is now more important than ever in music. Innovation in every field happens so quickly.
Our 4 Week Rundown
Because we wanted to know how effective this training is, we decided to put it to the test. We had no experience with creating hip-hop beats before this.
And didn’t know how to use Fl Studio at all.
So we downloaded the Fl studio free trial and subscribed to Beat Generals for a month.
Installing FL studio was easy enough.
But we felt a little overwhelmed when we opened the program for the first time. There are so many options, channels, and settings. So we just left this alone for a moment and got our membership to Beat General sorted.
After the initial payment of 20 $ we got immediate access to the member’s area. Going through the videos, we started to understand how Fl Studio is working.
We tried one of the demo projects and went through it step by step. There is a clear system to making good beats. I used to think that the big guys just had perfect rhythms popping into their head all the time. Turns out they work with a system too. And that system is less complicated than it seems.
Our first beats sounded great because we just followed the teaching to the letter.
Now it was time to start creating some of our own. We got put back on the ground right away. But going back to the video’s we quickly saw what we did wrong and fixed it. It turned out OK. I mean, friends were mildly enthusiastic, but at least it sounded like something. Time to check out the library.
We continued to build and tweak our beats and review the videos. There are a lot of tutorials, and you need to go over them several times to get everything out of them. But we got better and better and started to enjoy the process.
We ran into a little problem that we couldn’t figure out. The support team, that is available 24 hours, helped us within 30 minutes and we got back on.
Creating beats is really a lot of fun.
And it seems we are getting better. One time, me and my friend were having fun with one of our creations and the neighbor came to the door. Our first thought was we’d been playing too loud. But it turned out he wanted to know what song this was and if it could be streamed somewhere.
That was the kind of compliment I never expected as a pretty mediocre musician and novice drummer.
This program provides beginners with a great place to start.
Even we could learn to create acceptable beats with this. Anybody that has some affinity with music and can spare a few hours a week can make some great stuff using these tutorials. The people from Beat Generals are always available to help out in case you do run into a problem. We decided to buy the cheapest license for Fl Studio and continue this as a new hobby. Beat Generals currently has a free trial, so you don’t have anything to lose.