:: Music Creation Resources ::
[Acid Express] Acid is loop based music creation software and sequencer. This is a free download now and is now owned by Sony :( Anyway, grab some free loops here [Freeloops]
[FruityLoops] The best synth software ever!
[Hydrogen] Free drum/synth machine like Fruityloops.
[Cakewalk] Sequencer/MIDI software.
[Propellerhead] Higher cost, but man these products rock!
[EMU] Great hardware for the electronic artist.
[OTS Juke] Dj's look out...
[Goldwave] Cheap but really good wave editor.
[Audacity] Free wave editor that takes VST plugins. Output wav, mp3, etc... A little slow on large files.
[VST Plugins] Free VST plugins (Windows).
[musE] Free music creation software for Linux.
[Ardour] Free music creation software for Linux.
[Jazzware] Free midi sequencer for Windows/Linux.
[Hammerhead Rhythm Station] Basically the original fruity loops...
:: Music Players ::
[Free Amp] Free MP3 music player, also plays Ogg Vorbis, skins, etc. Very good...