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    sorry if this has been asked:

    looking for some good free production and/or djing programs for a beginner, that will run nicely on a netbook. my sons getting interested in beatmaking , and likes messing with ableton on my rig, but id like to find something that he could jam out on his netbook, that would be intuitive for a beginner.



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    http://www.mixxx.org/

    He can get Audacity for edits, but no clue about a free DAW.

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    for a DAW try energyXT... not free but full version only around $50USD

    there's some hardware comes bundled with the full version... some of the behringer midi keyboards come to mind, so it may be worth checking it out if you're after some hardware also.

    speaking of hardware bundling, some brands also come with an LE type copy of ableton

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    Mixxx is a great program for djing that is open source. Not as full featured as traktor but I sampled their timecode support and it was spot on as long as your computer can handle sub 5 ms latency. Otherwise scratching sounds terribly distorted. If you are just mixing the timecode support is useable - better than vdj at any rate. If you are on a budget, Mixxx is great. Give it a go, you can't lose.

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    Check out Reaper for the daw.
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    for the DAW theres as mentioned before reaper and lmms, never tried reaper but lmms is ok for being free.

    And for djing either mixxx or virtualdj home edition

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    Mixxx is a great program for djing that is open source. Not as full featured as traktor but I sampled their timecode support and it was spot on as long as your computer can handle sub 5 ms latency. Otherwise scratching sounds terribly distorted. If you are just mixing the timecode support is useable - better than vdj at any rate. If you are on a budget, Mixxx is great. Give it a go, you can't lose.

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    Serato Intro.

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    I think I remember mixxx sucking, but it might have gotten better since I last tried it.

    Renoise is another cheap/free option for beat-making. Trackers are weird, but if you actually go through the tutorials, it becomes really intuitive.

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