Ardour, Reaper (60 days of trial and really cheap license for an amazing software), LMMS and Cakewalk are all free if you don't own an Apple device or don't like GarageBand. But for real, GarageBand is incredibly awesome, I remember first trying out on one of the first ipod touch models and this year testing the newest version on ipad, it's insane what the developers kept adding, I still can't believe it's... - Source: Reddit / 4 days ago
Check out the free DAW LMMS. It comes with three synthesizers which emulate Gameboy, NES and Commodore64. Check this video as an example, to see it in action. If you need help in using the DAW, just come over to the nice community at r/lmms. - Source: Reddit / 4 days ago
You can also learn to make music in your computer or at least make some noises for a few days, try with a free software like https://www.bandlab.com/products/cakewalk or https://lmms.io/ and if your computer is really low end you can use some oldschool trackers like milkytracker to make chiptunes. - Source: Reddit / 6 days ago
Reaper is a really good but you can try LMMS (https://lmms.io/) and Ardour (https://ardour.org/). - Source: Reddit / 10 days ago
Here's a musical synthesizer that can read in a MIDI file: https://lmms.io/. - Source: Reddit / 29 days ago
DAWs (Digital Audio Workstations) like Ardour or LMMS are like the "Office suite" of music making. They are big programs that can record, arrange, and edit audio and MIDI tracks, add effects, mix and export etc. - Source: Reddit / about 2 months ago
LMMS is another, and is my music production suite of choice. Free and open source (GPL2). Comes with a beat line editor for simple drums, a nice collection of samples (that you could expand on with your own or find other free or paid ones online). A nice collection of instruments/synths, as well as the option to use external VSTs through Carla or Vestige. - Source: Reddit / 2 months ago
If you're really a professional, take a look at: https://lmms.io/ . Simpler options surely do not apply for pro work. - Source: Reddit / 2 months ago
This week I started making eurobeat, for the DAW, I use LMMS which is both free and really easy to use. As for the synth, I first used Synth1, it was good, but definitely not for beginners. Now I've switched to Vital and although as complex if not more as synth1, I think it's an upgrade over it. Synth1 does have a +25k presets folder, though, I think it's on their website, I gave you a different link because I... - Source: Reddit / 3 months ago
When you don't want to spend any money, then give LMMS a try. - Source: Reddit / 3 months ago
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