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This is a short guide taken from a talk/course I give on getting into electronic music production. It is essentially a guide on producing electronic music, using only freely, legally available tools and your computer (which you already have, right?). So basically, everything's free (including the guide).
It's based on a curriculum I originally developed for young people who didn't have much money, but who DID have a passion for media and music making. The charity I wrote it for has long since folded (and no, this wasn't my fault ^_^). As a longterm musician who feels I guess…empowered by the ability to produce all the music I want without paying anything or needing anyone else's assistance - I wanted to pass on the ideas and knowledge here so that others could do the same (it might be easier than you think)…
And, I've used this freeware setup (i.e a laptop using only this software) to create entire songs in COCKOS Reaper. So it works, if you do.
Like most of my guides it's pretty short and is made up of bulletpointed lists, hyperlinks, and signposts to further reading. More killer, less filler.
So, as I say, if you've never ever used a sequencer before, and making electronic music without paying ANY money upfront is your thing, this was made for YOU. Enjoy.