There’s a lot involved with being a solo music artist these days. To produce quality-sounding recordings, you have to be ambitious as much as frugal. Getting a music career off the ground can take a lot of money, and so you have to think about all the different ways you can save. Even with hip hop music, the effect of having someone literally behind a drum kit in the studio is unsurpassed. But there are many programs that are making great strides to simulate that sound. An essential to a full studio sound is percussion, and if you aim to save money you should consider these beat making programs.