GratuiTous

Recording Artist, Producer, Educator.

Helping You Achieve Your Production Goals

About This Website

This website is the home base for GratuiTous, a recording artist and music producer based out of Canada.

He creates FL Studio courses, writes books on music production, and is now the host of a podcast!

He truly loves to teach and hopes his courses help you excel in this craft of music production.  The biggest thing GratuiTous stresses is being yourself.

In this audio industry, if you follow the trends, you may be popular for awhile, but you will fade.  If you stay true to who you are, find your own sound, and people like you for you, I’m sure you’ll have a very long-lasting audio career.

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Some Bragging rights

Podcast Host of 'Music Production Made Simple'

This podcast is focused on teaching new producers best practices within the music industry.  Listen to the podcast!

Released 9 Beat Tapes + 4 Albums

Worked with a Grammy-Nominated artist

I produced the tracks Amazing Grace and Surrender on a GRAMMY-Nominated artist’s album.

Released Books on Amazon

I never thought I’d be an author, but you can view the books I’ve written about music production on Amazon.

Created a Membership to Access my courses

The membership gives you unlimited access to my premium music production courses; view the membership here.

Operated an Audio Blog [Beatstruggles.com]

This is where all my tutorials and learning about blogging came from. I discovered many learning curves and experiences through Beatstruggles (I merged Beatstruggles’ content into this website.)

Sold Premium Sounds @ [SoundPackFlyer.com]

SoundPackFlyer.com stemmed through Beatstruggles.com – The site sold premium sound kits from well-known producers at a minimum 20% discount.

My Approach

Riley Weller, other known as GratuiTous, is an artist and producer for the name of Jesus.

He started producing music in 2009 when a good friend of his introduced him to FL Studio (the music software he uses.)

In 2012, he started up the website Beatstruggles.com where he taught thousands of producers with his 150+ tutorials he released on YouTube.

He then ventured out to selling premium sound kits to producers.  The website was called SoundPackFlyer.com and initially started through Beatstruggles.  GratuiTous approached the sale of these sound kits as if one were to look through a groccery flyer and see what sound kits were on sale.  (Sending emails to subscribers of his newsletter about each new volume.  After the 6th volume, Beatstruggles’ SoundPackFlyer turned into its own website; SoundPackFlyer.com)

Vendors that were selling sounds on SoundPackFlyer had commercial successes of working with artists and companies like 50 Cent, Snoop Dogg, Mobb Deep, MTV, NBA, Coca Cola, and more!

In his later years, GratuiTous decided to focus more on his own business and music.

He ended up closing down Beatstruggles.com and SoundPackFlyer.com and started creating music production courses through the membership on this website, offering 1-on-1 online music production lessons via Skype, and continuing to create his music.

His music has allowed him to work with a GRAMMY-Nominated artist.


GratuiTous didn’t always follow Jesus. It was only after multiple repercussions which broke him down to his lowest point.

He stands strong for the name of Christ, seeking to destroy white lies which surround the Christian walk. This especially includes the church, and how they use Scriptures for their wants, rather than what the Scripture is truly saying.

Example of a white lie? Pastors preaching and celebrating Christ’s birth date being December 25… No where in the Bible does it state what day, month, or year Jesus was born. Most of the Christmas Story as we know, is full of white lies too. No where does it say there were three wisemen.

If you’re new to this information, here’s a question: Why does a Pastor celebrate and preach of Christ’s birth being December 25 even with no mention of this date anywhere in the Bible? – Do these Pastors not read, and only seek Scriptures people want to hear?

I’ll leave my answer at money incentives, and those not seeking His Word.

The Bible also does not tell us to even celebrate His birth. We worship Christ because of His Sacrifice which forgives our sins.

MATTHEW 24:24

King James Version (KJV)

24 For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.

I ask the Lord to reveal to everyone who asks what His Word actually says, rather than the white lies which circulate within the church community.