"Poll question: IDIOTS GUIDE TO PRODUCTION/WHAT WOULD YOU CHOOSE?"
if i wanted software that was all-inclusive, meaning i could make, sample, mix and edit my own music, which would you choose? i am not a music guru, i just want to start making my own music/mixes. i'd like to get the best bang for my dollar. i should note that i am not that technically savvy and i have very little familiarity with any music recording software. knowing all this, what software would you suggest i purchase and why? thanks in advance for your help fam.
6. "how easy is an mpc to master?" In response to Reply # 4
isn't that a standalone piece of hardware? i've dabbled with an mpc2000 i believe like 2 years ago, it was pretty simple. how complex would it be to hook an mpc up to a computer and would i still need a program like reason or fl to make quality music?
8. "prodigy (not mobb deep), luke vibert, lots of electronic dudes" In response to Reply # 7
but if you're making sample based hiphop, you'll have more than enough in there to pull it off.
"exclusively"? probably not. when you get to that level, you have such a wide variety of gear and tools that you don't find yourself sitting exclusively with one. but for someone getting started, reason offers the most bang for buck, and is a great place to learn. it'll take a long time to feel limited, and once you do, you can move up to something more serious like cubase or what have you.