Can you get started making beats without spending a fortune? The answer is yes. There is very good software out there that can help you sound like a pro and you won't have to sell your car to get it. You will have to do a little searching but its a good idea so you can see if beat making is something you really want to do.
You do want to invest in software that works well, provides a good user interface and produces quality results. Some low cost audio production programs on the market are low cost for a reason: they're simply bad. It would also be unfortunate if you lost interest in beat making simply because the software you bought was inadequate, and didn't allow you to produce good results. You might even think it's your fault and give up altogether.
To find beat making software that is user friendly and gives you great audio there are a few features you should look for:
1. Beat Input Options: Your beats are laid out in a schematic according to the beat rate that you set. You can position your beats wherever and whenever you want within this framework. In the old days everyone had to have a full scale keyboard to get all the right notes etc. for their beats. However, today you should be able to use the keyboard on your computer or your mouse to click on your software to place your beats. This way you can work on your beats wherever you want.
2.High Quality Audio Samples: Although you can certainly use MP3's or even lower grade audio samples, the program you buy should come pre-stocked with the highest quality audio samples. This guarantees that the music you produce right out of the box sounds the best possible. Make sure that the samples bundled with your beat making software are at least 44.1 WAV file.
3.Support: If you're new to the arena of making beats then a great benefit to you is support and good documentation. Not only will these things help your understanding of the technical aspects of your tools, but can also open up your creativity as well. When you fully understand how to use a music creation device the options become limitless for what you can do.
There is a huge range of beat making software out there. Some of it may be right for you and some of it won't be. The price, complexity and output can all be different. But you should pick what is best for you and what helps you make the beats you like.