Hey everyone, new to the forums and new to beat making in general.
I'm looking to get started into making rap/hip-hop genre styled beats. I just purchased a brand new mac book pro 15" and am most likely going to either purchase logic or use FL Studio as my main production program. But what I was mainly wondering is what other sorts of equipment I will need or find extremely useful in the process. I also have an old Roland XP-80 that i thought would be helpful in the whole thing but didn't know if it was possible to hook it up to my computer or not. Again, new to the whole thing so cut me some slack if I'm asking dumb questions. Also, if anyone has used or could refer me to some useful guides or assistance that would be fantastic.
Any sort of advice or help is much appreciated, thanks in advance!