I recently got into making music through electronics. It's a lot of damn fun.
If you're getting into making beats, I'd recommend Fruity Loops 5.
I created my first song through FL studio 5 and it took about 18 - 20 hours in total. (I first had to learn how to use the program)
The funny part was I barely even scratched the surface of the capabilities of the program. I mean, I learned a lot, but the program has a tons of depth.
My first attempt at electronica music:
Tell me what you guys think.