you can do it all with software now dude... do some googling and torrenting
I figured that would be possible these days... I have used audacity for simple mp3 editing, but I want something that'll write beats, let me play the little keys, etc.
I've been looking... I'm embarassed to say I don't even know what to search for... sequencer? "Music writing software"?
I'm hoping some 260-pound, 7% bodyfat getbigger will finish his 3-way with the supermodel mothers of other members, and deliver a "hey bro, XYZ software is exactly what you need for that groovebox kinda writing..."