hi, been playing piano and keyboards all my life, but i want to start producing my own stuff, don't know anything about equipment or producing. I've heard that macs are the choice for music producers, I'm interested in creating some Trance, House, and Techno. I'm all ear, never went to music school, down here in Texas where I live there are no recording schools or dj record stores, it sucks. I have some girlfriends that sing really good, I would like to use one of them in some of the tracks. What equipment would you guys recommend? I know I can take classes by internet on how to use all this equipment, or unless i can get somebody in my town to teach me, maybe just trial and error? Just an example, I like Robert Miles, that record DREAMLAND, I would love to know how to do that, like TIESTO also. Hope you guys can give me some suggestions, oh I don't have anything yet just a cheap keyboard. Thanks.