rakaasac replied to your post: I can’t find a free music making program how is it…
because the music industry is worse than the games industry in terms of DRM? (depends what you want for music making though - there’s things that are free but they tend to be kinda basic) (i hear Reaper’s pretty cool though)
I am cool with basic
(putting this into rebloggable format because I keep hitting character limits :/ )
For basic MIDI stuff:
Audacity is good for audio editing, but not as good for actual music writing (afaik).
Sample/VST-based programs that aren’t horrendously expensive (read: Sibelius, Finale, most DAWs) are harder to come by, which is why something like REAPER might be worth a look - the non-trial version costs a mildly-more-manageable $60, and certain older versions are reportedly free for use but I haven’t been able to confirm that myself.
That said, once you get a decent program, there are apparently quite a few free samples around if you know where to look.
Not a complete reference by any means, but it might be useful.