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    So i just joined the community, hi all! For some time i have been playing with the idea of making, beats for fun and to get a bit more creative. So i downloaded "Magix Music Maker", but im not sure whether or not the program is any good for a beginner, im not ready to throw money around yet since im still finding my ground, but any reviews or recommendations for better options?

    Thanks in advance!

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    For beats I would recommend FL Studio.
    Fast sampling and Easy to use drum computers.

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    Have you taken a look at "Cakewalk"?

    Cakewalk by Bandlab, Formerly the "SONAR" Daw software is an award winning sound mixing software that was made free for download about a year or two ago. I was using it recently to mix sound effects that delivers good quality.

    Not sure what OS you're using, but Cakewalk is for Windows only for the moment, however Cakewalk has a number of cool features that you could utilize, including:

    VST3 and ARA support,
    Studio Quality Effects and instruments,
    Built in Video Player for Soundtrack/Sound Effects Mixing,
    MIDI Support,

    and my favorite feature: SURROUND SOUND.

    Yes you can mix surround sound channels for music or videos.

    You will definitely be able to make music using Cakewalk and once again it is free to download, as in 100% FREE. So save that money for something else-while.

    There may be a potential learning curve to figure out how to use the software, but its pretty easy to catch up and understand by experimentation and looking up tutorial videos.

    Take a look at Cakewalk if you have the chance:
    https://www.bandlab.com/products/cakewalk

    P.S. I almost forgot you can also make loops in Cakewalk too. Instruments, drums, or samples. Just an FYI.

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    Thanks i'll be looking into it!

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    I use Reaper and love it. I also use Ambisonic Tool Kit, IEM Suite, O3A Core and Soundfield for 3D type mixing.

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    Reaper for me.

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    I'm not a beatmaker, and I've only tried writing music for fun.I used Ableton and Fruity Loops.Yes, I'm a noob happy

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    I use the Propellorhead Reason app, and I usually play around with it on a new laptop that I got last Christmas. The old laptop I have (since 201cool has a trial version of FL Studio, Sony Vegas 13, and Audacity.

    In other words, I use Reason for music-composing, Audacity for sound production and Sony Vegas 13 for videos for the time being.

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    Ableton for composing, Pro Tools for any other use.

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    I personally use 3 DAWs :

    1/ Jeskola Buzz tracker

    Since we are in a free site why not a free program! If I speak about a free program, it is not only for the student without means but because in the music field there are remarkable free realizations (for example the Synth 1 and Crystal synths and, of course, ......freesound which offers an incredible variety of sounds, often of an astonishing quality).
    If you don't know the Buzz tracker, it's worth a look. I used it a lot in the past. It used to have stability problems but now it has reached maturity. The handling may not be very easy but once you understand how it works you have at your disposal tons of generators and effects of excellent quality, some of which are unique. The Polac VST loader, for example, is considered the best loader on the planet. Buzz doesn't do everything because it's a tracker with limitations - for example for MIDI - but for audio it's incredibly powerful because it's, in fact, a modular synth. I find the GUI very clear, very relaxing and it loads the songs in 2 seconds even if they are very complex. In any case, users who know it well say that you can do everything with it, even things that other programs can't do and much faster. It's a pity that there are not more videos to explain how it works.
    And don't forget: EVERYTHING is free in BUZZ!

    The software : http://jeskola.net/buzz/
    The forum (very helpful community): https://forums.jeskola.net
    Quick start : https://buzzwiki.robotplanet.dk/index.php/Oskari%27s_QuickStart_Tutorial

    2/ Samplitude
    Very well designed DAW, excellent audio quality.

    3/ Ableton Live
    This DAW is so intuitive and so cleverly thought out that I can compose 10 times faster than before with it.
    Its left navigation panel allows, among other things, to preview the sounds with a graphic representation (very important) and to drag them into your project. In one click you can display your clips and the devices used. The only criticism I would make to this DAW is its loading time (Ableton the tortoise, Buzz the hare!).
    I use it with the Native Instruments KOMPLETE because the devices are limited (nothing to do with Buzz).

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