I suggest getting Fruity Loops, and ACID (or someother audio-loop based program). Then getting yourself sample CDs, of whatever you need (ie: drumsounds, drones, special effects, nature sounds, noises, whatever). Then getting some good soft-synths, and of coarse a good midi-controller (get one with sliders and knobs, if you don't you'll regret it later) Then I would buy a Mic for sampling.
Before making music, I would consider learning a bit of Basic music theory (some will argue that in industrial music (which is many times described as anti-music) music theory is'nt important, but I find it very helpful, and I believe that it is). Just as if not more important is learning basics of mixing, also make sure you have a decent sound card, because your soft-synths/samples/mixing skills are always only as good as your sound card.
I don't suggest getting hardware unless you find a really really good synth with sounds hard to get with soft synths (ie: choir sounds and the such) for a good price, for the most part I find Hardware way over priced and not that impressive, if you have the money I would put it in a really good sound card. Obviously some hardware cannot be digitalized (ie: guitars and accustic instruments), but for the most part there are digital versions of hardware, that are way more economical.
posted by: gacky on 2005-12-20 18:40:56
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