As of January 2016, some good beat-making programs are Cubase Elements and Magix Music Maker Premium, according to TopTenReviews.com. Cubase Elements offers a clean user interface and lets users record up to 64 MIDI tracks and 48 audio tracks in each project.
Magix Music Maker Premium's loop library has over 6,000 loops from various musical genres, including rock, reggae and techno. Users can drag and drop these loops into the arrangement window to create beats. It also offers 15 virtual instruments that allow users to create unique beats and supports an unlimited number of MIDI and audio tracks. In addition, users can upload their finished beats to various Internet websites, such as YouTube and SoundCloud, directly from this program.