Anybody here that can tell me what I need to make techno/trance and the like? What equipment, software, you recommend? And also, any tips?

Im interested in making some evil techno, it seems not many DJs know what the hell they are doing, and mislabel something as "dark" or "evil" techno just because it doesnt sound as upbeat as everything else, and it pisses me off. I have some stuff in my head that Id like to take out, thanks!
Fruity Loops is a good place to start, if you're new to using looping software.
freeware is your friend. programmable drum machines and synth programs are your necessities.

check out ableton's live 4. they've got a newer version out now, but i've had experience with it and it seems perfect for that type of stuff. it isn't free, but it's worth it. you'll need an instrument interface and a midi controller if you want to do more complicated stuff, but starting out, you'll be fine with just a keyboard and some patience.
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