Before that, you have to understand that music and beats require more than just software. It requires talent, skill and taste.
I'm tired of idiots thinking they're producers, just because they have "Fruity Loops" or other software. They don't even know how to use it, and they produce trash.
If you just want to look cool by getting beat software, and have no talent or taste, then i'm not gonna help you.
If you really are interested in production and have talent, ideas, taste, and skill, then there is software that I recommend.
> Fruity Loops (FL STUDIO)
> Acoustica BeatCraft
and for recording, compiling, mixing, and editing:
> Adobe Audition
> Cakewalk SONAR 6
I seriously hope you're not one of these morons who suck at computers and try to make beats with their weak computers and no actual hardware or equipment, who don't fully understand the software and don't know how to use it.
Software I use:
Adobe Audition Pro
Cakewalk SONAR 6 Producer's Edition
FL Studio Producer's Edition
Acoustica BeatCraft Pro
SONY Acid 6 Pro
Hardware I use:
> Yamaha DGX-203 USB MIDI/XG Keyboard (i use it as a MIDI controller, and a synthesizer controller for FL Studio)
> Digitech RP-120 Effects Pedal (this can process any audio input and add effects as you want it as a precursor to software editing)
> Fender Frontman 15G Amplifier (guitar/microphone amplifier, with minor mixer functions, before outputting into the PC)
I bet you wouldn't be able to learn how to use this equipment, better yet the software.
Seriously I cannot stress to you enough, how stupid it is when complete wanna-be poser imbeciles think they're the best producers, and they're completely inexperienced and clueless as to HOW to use music software.
Visit my record site to listen to some of my work: