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How to start out in electro music using a macbook?
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 03, 2011 3:27 pm    Post subject: How to start out in electro music using a macbook? Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

HI there,

i have fair knowledge on computing, i have just bought a macbook and it has really inspired me to do what i always have wanted to do... create electro, i am highly influenced by the bloody beetroots deadmau5 etc... and i love music, and i would like to get started in this kind of music...

But my big question is how can i start, ive heard ableton is good but its expensive as hell, any way i can find some free good stuff to start with until ive saved up enough cash? also any good forums for starting out in this kind of stuff? id like to save up and incorporate midi controllers etc...

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lewis.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 21, 2011 10:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

My recommendation, if you tend toward programming, is the ChucK music programming language. It's free and easy to use, yet also very powerful. See the ChucK subforum for details.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 22, 2011 8:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Head over to www.kvraudio.com. The site has a huge library of applications for making music - some paid, some free. There are also postings that link to sites that have free and paid-for loops, if that is something you are interested in.

Also - if you are considering getting a better audio interface rather then just using the built-in audio card, some of the offerings out there come with Limited Editions of Live, etc.

You mention that you know the computers....but you didn't say how much you know about making music or the actual tools used to make music - synths, etc. It's to your benefit to learn as much about these as possible. electro-music.com is a great place to ask questions. There are also other sites (kvr is one) where good information can be found.

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