One thing that it has changed is allowing virtually anyone to use their computer to make studio quality music from their bedroom.
Since everything is digital, everything can be computerized and using digital sounds you can compose music in a way that was previously impossible.
Electronic keyboards in the 1980's did a great job at trying to incorporate different instruments into a single "machine" but computer software today allows you to take it to a whole new level.
Making beats and background music is super simple with the right software.
You can make these beats in a number of different ways depending on the software you use.
Using built-in libraries, online libraries or even your own sounds you can loop beats and arrange them to create your background music or beats.
There are a number of inexpensive options that allows you to arrange your sounds and beats in a very simple interface.
You can loop sounds, add effects and change the timing and pitch of each sound.
By changing the tempo of different sounds you can control any part of the beat.
By exporting your beats as mp3 tracks you can do almost anything with it.
If you want to use the background beats to rap over or even if you want to use it as background music you can simply layer it using the same software or any other music program you may be using.
The real secret to making beats is the sound libraries.
You need variety and you need quality.
It can be expensive to buy these beats and buying software that has a good number of beats included is really important.
Before you buy any software you need to make sure that its compatible if you are using an Apple.
The file format tends to be different and having to convert between different formats can be a real problem.
Lastly, make sure that your computer is up to it.
You will need a fast processor, a good amount of RAM and a lot of hard drive space.