ok, so my birthday is coming up and i was putting some thought into what i want. I think i might play around with the idea of getting something to produce beats and tracks on my computer, only problem is im not sure what to get, so I was hoping my fellow UG forum.

so my quetions are:
what programs should i look into??
which one do you personally prefer?
which one is the most user-friendly
one that get sthe most bang for its buck and is great for begginers and vets alike
should i get a keyboard

but most of all, which one would you get/have and why??
A hopefully, soon to be, good guitarist

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its called "fruity loops"
its easy to get around, has LOTS of stuff, its friendly, doesnt require a NASA computer to run

personally, i would download em all =P
i think they have demos of fruity loops somewhere
i got tired of my signature and i no longer has one

I use Cakewalk and can't recommend it highly enough.

it's been around for years - so you can get an older version for a great price that stills cuts the mustard.

Personally, I like to hear a real drummer - so I highly recommend betamonkeymusic.com - where you'll get drum loops featuring all-live drummers...makes all the difference than the usual machine-created drum beats.

You can get a keyboard and go midi with it if you like - personally I just use up to 64 tracks of audio, with the aforementioned drum loops and my playing all bass and guitar parts :-)
What is a scale? How to work out scales.. What chords to use.. What are modes & where to find them.. ALL CAN BE FOUND AT www.robinmay.co.uk

PLUS - free backing tracks!!
thanks, and are there any websites that have tutorials, or a forum like this?
A hopefully, soon to be, good guitarist

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dude you should ask for windows media player, that shiznat is rockin!!!

all seriousness download what you need and get some more guitar gear
Washburn RB2500 (5 String)
Yamaha BB400 Fretless (1981)
Carlo Giordano 3/4 Upright (White)
Cort Action 4 (Stereo-fied)
Orange Bass Terror 500
Orange 1x15 Cab
Boss GT-6 Bass Multi-effects
thanks for all the tips, but where can i get a tutorial/walkthrough and ask questions about it like on UG when i need to!!!!
A hopefully, soon to be, good guitarist

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