Tools

Not sure where to start? We want everyone to be able to have a go whether you’re a professional DJ, bedroom music producer or completely new to it all so here’s a list of software you might find useful to get you started.

JamGlue - Perfect for anyone with no previous experience JamGlue is “Remixing for the Masses”. – www.jamglue.com

FL Studio – Available in a range of flavours, Fruity Loops Studio is fantastic for amateurs and professionals alike – http://flstudio.image-line.com/

HitSquad Musician Network – A superb site with loads of useful digital music-making resources – http://www.hitsquad.com/smm/

OneMusic Sample Bank – Over 1,000 free music samples for you to use – http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio1/onemusic/sample/

ACID Pro – ACID Pro software has been the leader in loop-based music creation for nearly ten years – http://www.sonycreativesoftware.com/acidpro

Reason – Reason is a virtual studio rack with all the tools and instruments you need to turn your ideas into music. – http://www.propellerheads.se/products/reason/

Ableton Live – Ableton Live is about making music. When you’re writing and composing, Live is quick and responsive. When you want to record and develop your ideas, Live has the depth and toolset for intricate production. – http://www.ableton.com/

This list is just a small selection of the huge range of digital music making software available. Of course if you’re an experienced digital music maker you’ll already have a set of tools of your choice so get creating because we can’t wait to hear the results!