It’s really mindblowing when you think of all the things that we have at disposal today.
Whether you’re a beginner, intermediate, or a full-blown pro, there are so many resources and different tools that you can use in creating your own original music.
In fact, we kind of take it for granted in some way, not always realising how great we have it now compared to musicians from a few decades ago.
Whether you want to record your instruments and vocals, or whether you want to make electronic music – it’s all possible even with a decent home studio setting.
But the topic of todays article is online beat makers.
It turns out that you don’t even need to bother too much with combining a bunch of random plugins in your DAW in order to do stuff.
You can just use one of the online beat makers and create anything for electronic music, hip-hop, or anything that your heart desires.
So let’s get into it – what are the best online beatmakers?
We’ve done some digging and have come up with this list. Any of these beat makers work well for most of the electronic or hip-hop music settings you need.
While it’s mostly hip-hop oriented, LoopLabs provides a great platform for basically any type of music.
But the best part about it is that it’s beginner-friendly, while also retaining some of the really important and very complex features which make it useful for full-blown professionals.
This online music studio has an abundance of different royalty-free sounds. There’s anything for electronic, hip-hop, and music, and even genres like jazz, funk, and many others. It features tens of thousands of samples, and the sound library is constantly growing.
In case you’re a vocalist of any kind, this will be like a dream come true. You can easily record your voice over any beat in an instant. It’s also possible to remix already added tracks, or even record any of your parts over them. LoopLabs is a very useful online music-making collaborative tool.
Splice is essentially like a large GitHub for musicians.
It’s based on collaborative projects and a vast library of DAWs and different plugins. However, one of its great features is also the Splice Beat Maker.
The great thing about this one is that it’s really easy to use. The interface is very intuitive and really easy to figure out.
Once again, we have collaborative projects and a whole bunch of different options for any music genre you need.
Just add your tracks, instruments, and start laying out beats. In the end, you can always download your track either as MIDI or Toraiz SP-16 files.
Although it can come in handy for various different settings, Mixxx is mostly intended for DJs.
In fact, it’s pretty much a collection of tools that a DJ would need for their live sets.
Once again, like with many of the great online beat-making software, it’s easy to use and can come in handy for both pros and beginners.
It features the classic key and BPM detection with the possibility to sync different tracks when they’re played together.
There’s also integrated DJ control support with already mapped out controls.
Aside from these and an abundance of effects, there’s also integrated vinyl record control.
The whole thing is rounded up with their community and great support that you can get for any problems that might occur along the way.
According to their own words, Dumb.com is a “source for dumb stuff.” Anything from fun harmless activities and jokes, up to a few different types of beatmakers. It’s pretty obvious that with a website like this one you won’t really get a professional beatmaker. But this is still a fun little addition to their website and there are seven different types that you can use on your computer, as well as an additional one for iPhone. It’s available through a browser and works as a flash plugin.
Drumbot is a service with multiple tools for musicians.
You can find some great effects, sequencers, a tuner, and, of course, a virtual drummer.
This beatmaker is also a flash plugin that you can use to create drum beats for any type of music you need. It comes as a perfect solution for those who want to jam out without a drummer.
It’s really straightforward, making it very simple to use. The controls for it are also laid out on the keyboard. But you can’t expect much of it. Similar to the one on Dumb.com, it’s more of a helpful addition for any jam session rather than a serious software.
While not that flashy or designed for pros, Soundtrap provides a very simple interface for multi-track projects. It’s designed for a wide variety of genres and even features guitar amp simulations and AutoTune. Among these features, we can also find their Patterns Beatmaker. It also comes with a great deal of premade beats and presets that you can use or further edit.
Here we have a very useful piece of software that you can use without any downloading. As the name CreateRaps suggests, it’s mostly intended for rap music and rap beats. How it works is that you choose any of the royalty-free premade beats, record your rapping over it, and download the file. That’s basically it!
Obviously, this is not something a professional would use, but it’s rather a beginner’s tool for making any rap and hip-hop tracks on the go. It’s fairly simple and all you need is a simple microphone and near-zero latency operation.