You should also talk to people who have similar interests as you and what they are using for music producing software. They will be able to tell you the features and specific tricks of the software that they are using and if it is doing the job they want in producing music.
A lot of the free software products include virtual instruments, many excellent tools, offer arrangements that are flexible, along with great design. These software products allow you to take advantage of a wide range of choices. You can even attempt to make music in different versions and finally select the one that you like the most.
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