Fruity Loops is the way to go, but it is not available for mac.
If all you have is a mac, get Garageband. It's like $10 and has lots of sounds available from the jump. Very beginner friendly. It took me maybe 15 minutes to learn the entirety of it just by watching Youtube videos. It has piano roll and an on-screen keyboard function so you can still make fun ...
I finally found the solution, hope it will help someone if I share it, here is what I have done:
update the 03 firmware driver (Roland.com website)
then some new Input/Output Midi Ports "TB-03" have been created in
Live 9/Options/Preferences/Midi Sync (until now I only had the one
related to my external sound card).
in Output TB-03/Midi Clock Type, choose "...
Just another hint. It is not necessary to install the USB drivers for the tb-03 but just the "pattern" setting on the (OUT) midi clock is necessary.
I am using just the MIDI cable to sync the TB-03 (USB just for power, not data).
I have a MOTU Midi express and I set the "pattern" MIDI sync mode on the specific OUT port where the 303 is connected.
By the ...
It depends on what she's trying to do; if she wants to play real instruments or have simple softsynth-based composition, her iPad probably already has GarageBand, and iOS GarageBand is actually a pretty good starting point, and its projects are compatible with OSX GarageBand. Then from there it's very easy to migrate to Logic X.
I'm also a fan of things ...
Fruity Loops is certainly one of the most accessible suites available.
You can start with loops, and venture into sequenced parts, drop in VST plugins, output to various Rewire apps, and the UI is very intuitive.
Okay...I'm not sure if I grasp the full scope of your question, but I've got some tips that any electronic musician would probably agree with:
1) Be prepared to commit yourself, like 3-4 hrs PER DAY minimum, to your DAW. For 3-5 years. It takes a LONG time to get good at this game. I was a professional guitar player before switching to production and ...