Hopefully someone is still lurking on this sub-board thread whatever you call it. I have been working extensively on making music for my agdg adventures, exclusively using LMMS. I want the game to perfectly reflect a late 90s/early 00s artystyle, and that extends to the music and sound design as well. I have been listening to a lot of Eurodance from that time period (such as ATC and Centory (latter is mp3 related)) in an attempt to break them down and see what they're made of. Unfortunately this is very difficult, even more so considering I have very little background in music. I can hear each of the individual tracks and instruments, but when I try to make something similar it all falls apart.
So where would I even begin with something like this? I have been studying music theory at its most basic level and I am having a difficult time seeing how it all applies to actually making music. I've been fucking around with LMMS on and off for about six years at this point, and while I have definitely improved from my beginnings, I still wish I was better at it. I guess I'm looking for any kind of advice on how to do this shit.