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    making beats?
    I would like to find some sotware to make beats. something that is fairy easy and has some tutorials maybe? Im trying a new 'hobbie' I guess you could say.

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    Well, there is this thing called "Tenori-On". It's a neat little machine for around 1000 dollars. Although, I'm sure it's a little over priced for a hobby. You can find more info at macworld.com.
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    Just did a little research for you and this program came up: http://www.doggiebox.com/

    Check it out, maybe it's good! I hope I helped a little

    Good luck!

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    I know it may be a little redundant, but have you tried using Garageband? I write entire songs (including beats) in it. It can be a little tricky to figure out at first, but you get great results, check out the thread I just made with my bands myspace in it.

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    yes, ive used garageband a little bit. its ok. im just researching to find some good software.

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    i use iDrum. its great, suuuuper easy to use. costs around $70. can use it as a stand-alone sequencer and export as .aiff or even just drag it into garageband as midi. also works as an AU in garageband. and you can make your own samples and then sequence them. only draw back is that it can only do 4/4. no 3/4 or 6/8. comes with a ton of pre-made beats.
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    Check out Reason 4.0. There are tons of great tutorials available on YouTube. You can run Reason rewire with Pro Tools, Logic, and Garageband.

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    for a quick easy program try fruity loops.... Its a little bit "ejayish" but good for a first timer

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    Nah it depends what type of music you are trying to make?
    i use a pc with fruity loops to make grime, but when im making hip hop i use reason. WHat type of beats are you looking to make?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcjacksonnelson View Post
    i use iDrum. its great, suuuuper easy to use. costs around $70. can use it as a stand-alone sequencer and export as .aiff or even just drag it into garageband as midi. also works as an AU in garageband. and you can make your own samples and then sequence them. only draw back is that it can only do 4/4. no 3/4 or 6/8. comes with a ton of pre-made beats.
    Just downloaded iDrum, it's sick. Thanks!

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