Ok so after a lot of dinking around including changing out my sound card, I finally got my music software to cooperate. I have some pretty 80's sounding softsynths so far so I can make some really funky sounds. Now I just have to remind myself that I'm trying to make music, not just goof around with the various instruments I find on the web.
I have a ton of footage for a video I want to cut I just want to add my own music to it before releasing it. That and there's some tweaking I want to do to the video before releasing. So far though editing video has been one of the easiest parts of the process.