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i want to start making music but i have no musical knowledge or software. i guess my first question is, are there any good free DAWs out there?
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i do have audacity and a willingness to spend a lot of time on this
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>>61995894
LMMS

basically freeware FL-lite

have fun samposter
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just pirate FL or ableton you faggot

you're not moral for not pirating
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is that the gutta man
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Just stop.

A DAW is just a combination mixer and tape deck. It is not an instrument. You do not make music with a DAW, you process and record music with a DAW. Starting in this way will make you the modern equivalent of an old Amiga tracker goon- you'll think entirely in terms of writing for instruments you don't have or that suck, and as a result everything will be more like outsider art than actual music. The world has enough "music" made by teens who pirated Nuendo, Izotope and a bunch of romplers.

Even the dubstep kiddos using Ableton are primarily using software synthesizers they learned intimately in standalone mode controlled by hardware with MIDI outputs. They started with the production of a sound, and then came upon a DAW that suited them. The DAW is never a starting point. You start somewhere else and eventually come to it.

Go pick up a $200 instrument off Craigslist or a guitar shop and learn how to play something. Then, and only then, do you need to fuck around on a computer.
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>>61996090
So THAT'S why shit I make with the default synths and piano roll in FL sucks ass.
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>>61996070
not trying to be moral or anything, ive never pirated anything and im too lazy to find out how to
>>61996047
is it any good?
>>61996090
so should i just buy a keyboard and learn how to play it
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Sam, do you prefer red ropes to twizzlers?
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EUHRL2OhpiM

he is beautiful... beautiful to me
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>>61996090
Autismal
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>>61995894
What video is that pic from?
I've seen almost all of their stuff but I don't recognize those ropes
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>>61996869
fuck you, i'm red ropes
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>>61995961
unless you have hardware (drum machine, keyboard, etc) audacity isnt where you actually make beats or anything. also any daw is free if you are looking in the right place. and expect to not like what you make at first, it took me 2 years before i could make anything ok and im still amateur. also i rec fl studio. rock on homie
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>>61996964
Is that a statement or the answer to my question
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>>61996981
Both pham
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>>61996978
so should i go to a thrift store or pawn shop and look for a keyboard
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>>61996090
This. Start making lo fi stuff with a mexican strat on garageband, slowly add other instruments, get a microkorg, some cheap distortion pedals etc.
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>>61997033
nah id order one online

i rec pic related. use your judgement tho, many people say its crap but i have it and really like it. i just dont like how you cant mute individual pads but its fun to use
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>>61997201
oh, i was thinking of something more like a traditional synth
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>>61995894
get lmms bro.
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>>61995894
you can be a singer or a drummer. Or any position in a punk band. Just pick one and that's it.
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>>61995894
Not to hijack the thread but does anyone have a working license.dat for sylenth1? sort of an emergency and i really need it :(
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>>61995961
i'd recommend cracking ableton live 9, take your time and learn everything in it
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>>61996047
>>61996206
LMMS is fucking trash. You can't even load a VST without it crashing.
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>>61995894
If you're willing to drop $60 you can get Cockos Reaper, which is pretty well-liked by a lot of my work pals. There is a pretty long free demo as well.
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If you jump right it in with DAWs, then enjoy your light hobby
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>>61997963
it is gonna be a light hobby, basically. i have lots of free time where i do nothing, so i want to make something of it and learn a new skill while having fun
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so would any knowledge of music theory make this easier, and/or the music better? because i have none.
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>>61999289
Get a synth under $100 and start learning scales and chords. I know it may sound very technical and awful but they really do help. Just learn a few at first and play around with them.
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>>62000870
You'll basically be learning basic music theory at the same time.
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>wants to make music
>immediately turns to loops

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

>sincerely
>a jazz musician
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>>61995894
BREED MUZICH THEROY!!!11
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>>62000870
Where would you recommend GETTING a synth under $100?

Not OP, I have a couple years of experience with guitar and music theory (still total shit), so I wouldn't really be going into anything blind. I'm interested in playing around with synths n shit to just make a soundtrack to a shitty RPG maker game I've been working on. I was wondering if something like ableton or FL would be the place to start or if I needed any hardware at all for that.
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Adult swim pilot when?
BOMB THE US G WHEN?
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>>62000870
what kind would you reccommend
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>Look at my funny MDE responses, funny Sam Hyde memes you guys I know MDE too!! :)))

Go try Bitwig, I hear it's good.
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>>61995894
learn an instrument first
age is not an excuse
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>>62001187
yeah i just chose a random pic and these guys
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>>61996964
>>61996869
>>61996433
>>61996075
bring out their le funi references

>>62000975
cool
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top kek op don't listen to any of these idiots telling you what to do. Do what you want. Do you feel the need to buy a keyboard and learn that way? then do it. Do you want to get started right away. pirate a daw and go watch some tuts on youtube. Do you want to master synthesis? then go do that. Something interested you in wanting to make music right? whatever it was go after it. Just cause it works some way for some dude doesn't mean it'll work for you. also theres a /prod/ thread go there
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>>62001466
i just wanted some peoples advice
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>>62001489
Do you know the difference between a sawtooth and square wave?
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>>62001347
Hey fuck you if you choose a picture don't get upset if people reference it
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>>62000983
Bumping.
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>>62001557
no clue
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>>62001578

SAMMY HYDE SAMMY HYDE BY YOUR WILL I WILL ABIDE
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