I am trying to start making music, and although it's a bit confusing, I'm learning. I have a Mac, and so my first thought was to start using GarageBand, as it was already downloaded (and because of that, it was free). Among other things, I have had difficulty finding instruments in GarageBand that sound the way I want them to (note, I'm not talking about the final song, I mean the instrument itself).
I learned that GarageBand is actually not all that common, and one of the more popular applications is FL Studio, which I know next to nothing about.
I have a few questions to ask:
- What is FL Studio exactly?
- Is it easy to learn/use, or will I spend excessive amounts of time trying to understand the basics of how it works?
- Is it easy to get instruments to sound the way you want?
- Is is worth the time/money to switch from GarageBand?
(Note: If anyone who has used GarageBand before has a suggestion for another program, I'd be happy to hear it. FL Studio is just the one I've heard about the most.)
Thank you, and I apologize in advance if this sounds like a dumb question. I feel slightly lost right now, and I'm not sure how much is my inexperience at making music, and how much is because I need a better program.
EDIT: I'd like to thank all of you for being extremely supportive. If I had asked a question like this (no previous research) on stack overflow, I would have gotten 5 downvotes before I could say "public static void main." You've all been extremely kind, and I appreciate that.