How To Make Rap Beats On Garageband

How to Make Rap Beats on GarageBand

The best part about this software is that it’s easy to use and doesn’t require a lot of knowledge or experience to create great beats with. All you need to do is have an idea in your mind of what you want the beat to sound like and the motivation to create this beat. This software can help you with the rest, even if you don’t have any previous music training or engineering in your history. By reading on, you can learn the basics of how to hip hop beats on GarageBand.


Create a New Project

The first step in this process is to create a new project in GarageBand. Just click on the icon in GarageBand, open the “File” menu, then choose “New” from the drop-down menu that appears. 


Select the Tempo You Want

When the “New Project” window appears, you can enter the tempo that you want, anywhere between 40 beats-per-minute (BPM) and 240 BPM. The tempo that you select will depend on how fast or slow you want the beat to go. If you are looking for a slower song, you should stick to between 80 and 110 BPM. If you want a faster rap beat, you might want to stick to between 140 and 170 BPM.

Create Your Audio Track

Now you can move onto creating your audio track. To do this, you need to hit the “+” button that is located on the bottom-left corner of the window on GarageBand. Then, the screen will prompt you to select the type of track that you want to create. In this case, you will want to select “Real Instrument Track” from the provided options.

Audio Loops

The next step is for you to select “Loop Browser” so that you can access the audio loops. This will look like a blue eye and is located to the right of the aforementioned “+” button. Once you click this button, you can see the various options available for loops right at the bottom of the screen. 

Search for “Hip Hop” Loops

Right beneath the loop browser, there will be a “Search” bar, which is where you will enter in the words “Hip Hop”. Doing this allows you to see all of the available hip-hop drum loops and bass loops in your library.

Listen to the Loops and Choose the Best Options

You should listen to each of the loops until you find something that is inspiring you. You can just click on the different loops to hear them, then click on the loops that you are interested in using and drag them into the beginning of your audio track with your mouse. Repeat this process as many times as needed to create your beat going. Then, layer loops by repeating this process


GarageBand is a tool that makes creating the rap beats that you have been imagining for your next song. By following these simple steps, you can create the perfect rap beats.  

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