So I don’t have any musical skills besides childhood piano lessons. But I hear things in my head and I’m good with the computers so how would you suggest I get started? Does Screamtracker run in Windows anyway?
I def used Screamtracker on a Windows machine, but it may not necessarily be the right software for you. I would play around with as many different kinds of music software as you can— Reaper, Renoise, Live, Numerology, Audacity, Paulstretch, spend a day googling around for demos— and for now, just look at it as playing. Move on when you’re frustrated and look for the one that excites you, the program whose logic resonate with other programs you know how to use or operations/methodology you’re familiar with. If you’re just getting started I think you should trust your unconscious and mess with stuff that appeals to you. Don’t judge what’s happening based on an output expectation— ie, I need a song/ep/album/etc done by the end of this night/week/month/etc. The key ingredient is wonder, if you can find a place where you feel lots of wonder, then you are going to enjoy going there, you’re going to make the most discoveries there, and you’re going to feel the satisfaction that will keep you coming back.