So, first off, I don't want to be a dj or a music producer or play DubSt3pzzzz. I mainly do piano.
I have a casio px100, which is an 88 key keyboard. Weighted and all that, piano focused, only a few different voices. I've never messed with computer music, but I saw that colbert report with the postal service, and colbert asked him if he played the computer, which was funny.
So what do I need to play the computer? My keyboard has midi in and out, so I'd need a 1x1 interface, correct? Any recommendations? Nothing super fancy. I think I've got this part figured out between google and common sense. I'm assuming trying to do this would yield some results with my instrument.
My main question is, what software do you run, and what can you do? Can I control all sorts of goofy synth sounds so my hipster friends will accept me? As well as all the instruments garage band has to offer?
I'm on a macbook pro, that can also boot ubuntu, so software for either os is cool. Os x would be better though, cause sometime my linux boot is stupid. Free would be nice. I don't need anything professional. Or would garage band be close enough for just messing around? Any other good software that I can play/control virtual instruments?
Perhaps I've been listening to Late of the Pier and that sort of music too much? I don't know shit about synths or anything, so if somebody would care to enlighten me on the ways of the synth, that'd be cool. Also, if I'm going in the complete wrong direction, well, lol.