7 Things Every Music Producer Should Have

Here are seven things every music producer and beat maker should have to make music.

What equipment you need to make music

1. Laptop

Having a laptop makes it easy to make music while on the go. Check out the following poll on our site about Mac vs. PC for music makers.

Apple Computer for Music Production

2. Music Software

Music software is essential for every music maker, from making beats to mixing them down. Popular Music Software

FL Studio Music Production Software

Also, check out 15 Free Music Production Software Programs.

3. MIDI Keyboard

Making music is much easier when you have a MIDI keyboard. Using a mouse to click around on your computer can be time consuming and it can limit your creativity. Popular MIDI Keyboards

Midi Keyboards

4. Studio Monitors

Studio monitors are a must in order to hear your music loud and hear good sound when mixing beats. Popular Studio Monitors

Studio Monitors

Related: Do you really need a pair of studio monitors?

5. Headphones

Having good headphones will let you hear all the subtle elements in the music you are making. Popular Headphones

Music Headphones

6. External Hard Drive

Backing up your work is important, so have a hard drive that is small, USB-powered, and provides additional space. Popular Hard Drives

External Hard Drives for Music

7. Music Production Sounds

Having a large collection of sounds is a must. We have all types of free drums, free VST plugins, and more at Hip Hop Makers.
Free Drums, Free VST Plugins, Free Music Software

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  1. You forgot the snack bag; every producer should have a bag full of snacks laying around.