Slick Nick wrote:Tardé, what's the best introduction music software? Free if possible... for a friend
The most used DAW right now is Ableton Live, that's what I use. Ableton is currently the standard program when it comes to making beats in the business. There is a 30 day trial available. You get all the features for 30 days, which isn't really enough to learn and use it to its max capability (Unless you have a sick learning curve). But you'll be using the real thing. Tons of tutorials on youtube.https://www.ableton.com/en/trial/
Fruity Loops is probably the second most used DAW in the game, there's a free version, but you can't reopen the projects that you can actually save, which is really stupid. Easiest to learn, fun to look at, tons of tutorials on youtube. It's the most "starter pack" program there is, but it's also good for more advanced stuff. Typical for making DANK trap beats.
Definitely recommend it, the only thing is not being able to save your projects.http://www.image-line.com/downloads/fls ... nload.html
Then there's Studio One Prime which is a free version of Studio One Pro. It's fairly similar to Ableton, but it doesn't have the time limit and it's free. So that's a good option. You get less sounds and effects than the real version, but it gives you enough to start. It's probably more difficult to learn than FruityLoops, but it gives you a tool to truly learn if that's your purpose.https://www.presonus.com/products/Studi ... e-versions
Then there's Audacity which is a popular free DAW, but I suspect it's the music hipsters trying to make windows 95 cool again.