I am totally new to this, I know absolutely nothing. Most tutorials assume you already know a little bit. But I'm starting fresh from the very beginning.
I downloaded Cakewalk & installed it. I was watching a tutorial on how to get started & the first thing the guy did was tell me to change the driver mode to ASIO. There was no ASIO in the dropdown menu so I downloaded asio4 all & installed it. Asio still doesn't show up in Cakewalk. Then I saw a bunch of talk about soundcards, audio interface & external audio stuff etc.
So I started to wonder if I can even use my laptop. It's kind of old & I don't even know if it has the right stuff installed to run these programs. So before I even try to use this program I need to learn from the very beginning. Setting up my computer properly & all that. Where can I go to learn about setting up the best stuff inside my computer? Or buying a new computer specifically for this. I need to get the right computer setup before I even bother with anything else.
I'm a music nut & I've been dreaming about making my own electronic music for years. I didn't think it was possible until I recently saw the Deadmau5 master class & I was like "I can actually do this at home on my laptop?" So now I'm all fired up ready to get started but don't have a clue WTF I'm doing. lol