I want to make my own audio files and save them to MP3 format or something that will play on an iPod.
What would you recommend I should use? Thanks!
Try Acoustica....very common around my enviorment
You may try Audacity, It's free and extended.
MP3 output will require a plug-in, you need to follow these steps:
Audacity is the obvious option, but there's also Wavosaur, which is quite sophisticated and very fast.
try it once with audacity (http://audacity.sourceforge.net/?lang=en)
you could try Audacity. If you are actualy tring to make the beats yourself, you can try these:
Acid Xpress: http://www.acidplanet.com/downloads/xpress
Mu.Lab Free http://www.mutools.com/products.html
Zynewave Podium Free http://www.zynewave.com/