One of the most unique characteristics of rap music is that it is easy to get into. Unlike other musical genres, which may require a great deal of training, practice and experience, rap music is unusually accessible, even to the most novice rapper. The qualities that make rap music attractive are beat, lyrics and flow, and anyone who can master these can have an exceptional career in the rap music world.
Music publication has also changed dramatically in the past several years. Advances in computer technology allow would-be musicians to record, mix, and publish their own music. Better still, programs like DubTurbo come complete with everything a musician needs, including music samples. This lowers the cost of entry into the business even more.
DubTurbo make getting into rap music easy because it comes with a library of tutorials that you can use to help you develop your signature musical style. The tutorials will help you learn how to use the software to its fullest potential, and will help you create a professionally recorded product that you can distribute or use during live performances.
While many music production software packages allow you to create MP3s, professional recordings are more often .WAV files. MP3 files are essentially copies of lower quality than the original recording. With DubTurbo, you can create high quality .WAV files that will help preserve the best audio qualities of your recordings.
DubTurbo gives you everything you need in a single package. It’s available for both the Mac and the PC, so there’s no additional equipment to buy and you’re not locked into a particular computer platform.
By far, the best part of DubTurbo is the free sample library that comes with the program. Sampling is a critical component of beatmaking, and DubTurbo sets you up with an excellent library of royalty-free samples to use in your own beats. These royalty-free samples are yours to use with your music!
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Rapper K’naan is a great example of how rap music can be a positive influence on listeners. K’naan, who hails from war-torn Somalia, is one of the most gifted rap music lyricists making music today. His music doesn’t focus on crime and the criminal element. Instead, it focuses on his experiences with war, and how they changed him forever.
K’naan is probably best known for his “Waving Flag”, which was used by Coca Cola during the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. K’naan is also releasing a new album, “God, Country or the Girl” this month. The rapper also serves as a reminder that rap music can offer a positive influence to listeners.
The commercial success of K’naan’s approach to rap music proves that there is indeed a place in the market for rap music that doesn’t support, promote or glorify the criminal element that has been associated with rap music.
This comes at a time when self-produced music is finding relatively easy entry into the marketplace, and independent music producers are getting the technical support they need to create, publish and distribute their own music.
Computer software like DubTurbo enables music producers to create their own sound. By providing all of the tools required to record music professionally, DubTurbo supports the move toward self produced music and may help change the face of rap and hip-hop music for good.
With DubTurbo, new musicians have a complete, professional studio recording package on their computer. Better still, DubTurbo comes with a library of sample sounds that musicians can use royalty-free, as well as a library of tutorial videos that show users how to get the most out of DubTurbo.
If you’re a new musician and you’re looking to break into the rap music scene, don’t spend thousands of dollars on renting studios. Record your own rap beats and get the professional sound quality you expect at a fraction of the cost. Download your copy of DubTurbo today and start making your own beats!
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