Some free beat makers available to download include GarageBand, Groove Mixer and EasyBeats LE, as of 2015. These powerful programs allow users to create original beats using a variety of loops, samples and software instruments.Continue Reading
GarageBand is a simple but highly functional music creation and recording program that also functions as a capable beat maker. With 10 distinct drummer models and 18 different drum kit sounds, the program offers musicians the ability to create beats in a wide range of styles, from hip hop to electronic music. The software also includes a range of synthesized instrument sounds that can be played via computer keyboard or through a MIDI controller. GarageBand comes standard with Macs, but the program is also available to download from Apple’s website for either desktop or iOS.
Groove Mixer is a free app available for Android phones. This simple digital audio workstation features an 8-channel step sequencer, a built-in mixer and the ability to import samples from an SD card in a variety of formats, including WAV, OGG and FLAC. The program is ideal for musicians on the go who want to create outlines for beats.
EasyBeats LE is a digital version of the classic 808 drum machine, allowing users to create beats using the program’s 16 programmable sample pads. Available for iOS, the app features a deep library of samples along with the ability to import original sounds. Users can also sequence, loop and program effects for their beats.Learn more about Musical Instruments