There are many free programs for making beats available online, including Beat Maker, Hammerhead Rhythm Station and Acid Xpress. Musicians can use any of these programs to make quality recordings with original beats.
Beat Maker is an Android app that creates beats on a phone or tablet. It features drum pads, a pitch wheel, a sequencer and seven drum kits. Hammerhead Rhythm Station is software for the PC that mimics a TR-909 drum machine. It is available free of charge, and a wide variety of loops for use with it are available in its community forums. Acid Xpress is a free version of Acid, the powerful sound editing software from Sony.