ThinSkin writes: "Squabbling with bandmates is an old and busted tradition for rock stars. With games like "Rock Star" and "Guitar Hero," gamers are turning to media to unleash their inner rock star. Musicians a little more serious about crafting music can turn to computer apps to translate ideas into songs. Joel Durham Jr. over at ExtremeTech has a review of three popular music creation programs: Cakewalk SONAR Home Studio 6 XL, Sony ACID Music Studio 7.0, and MAGIX Music Maker 12 Deluxe. Each program has enough versatility for users to begin making music, but the right program depends on a person's skill level and budget."
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