Just thought I'd give myself a bit of a proper introduction to you all here.
Firstly, although I don't have an actual background in music I was very enthusiastic about the series of music creation programs when they first appeared.
Consequently, what probably takes some of you more naturally musically minded a few hours or days to complete - probably takes me a week or two, lol. My first few attempts were fairly straight mixes as I got to feel my feet as it were. The more I used the programs, the more experimental I got and the more of my own riffs and music I incorporated and the more I customised and changed any library ones ones. Franky, to make anything half decent that is not just a lego-brick assembly of straight library riffs you have to be imaginative and customise and use your own stuff to get an original soudning tune. I'm so far happy with the results of most of my stuff and there are a few more that got abandoned along the way due to lack of inspiration, lol.
The first music program I ever used was a thing called "Octamed" which was in the days of the old Amiga computers. It was hard to get seriously good quality out of it although I did use if for a few years before the "MUSIC" for PS1 came on the scence.