Omg, I really feel bad for people who haven't yet tried out this awesome stuff yet.
Your girlfriend want's you to compose a Love Song???
Take this1 and feed her with this feelful Synth Strings !!!
This amazing plugin is currently the best free Synth Strings VSTi available by far. And not even the sound is awesome, also the graphical interface looks very nice, not to mention, all the switchable options, that this plugin gives you. I mean it very seriously when I say, this is a MUST HAVE FOR EVERY COMPOSER !!! Girls will love this, thats for sure.
Zynewave Podium is definitely the best free digital Audioworkstation available right now for me. It includes so many valuable features, has by far the most userfriendly graphical interface, runs smoothly on low-end pc's (a prove for professional programming of the developers), the workaround is totally intuitive, what allows users lerning it's functions and menus quite rapidely, since almost any of them are selfexplanatory (Already composed lot's of serious pieces with Podium without spending much time with it's manual, ..guess that speaks for itself) and the most important thing: It contains all of the necessary functions, that a professional composer needs. Furthermore, if you search through the web, to find out, which free DAW is actually known as the best and most powerful Musicmaking Tool, you'll quickly figure, that many experts will agree with my opinion. Just give it a try, this DAW will absolutely impress you, futher, it will inspire your mind to compose new music with fresh impulses of motivation. Here are some free VSTi hints for people that are still newbys in digital composing: (Anything of the following free VSTi's suits well especially for the Pop/Rock or Pop Ballads genre btw) .. Drums) MT Power Drum Kit 2, ..Bass) sfz Soundfontplayer + NTonyx 32MB GM Stereo Bank / Fingered Bass [Combining both] <- Awesome clean quality bass for free!, ..Guitars) Ample Guitar M-Lite II (Acoustic), Sampletank 2 / Clean Guitar (E-Guitar), Spicey Guitar (Nylon), Revitar (Synth Guitar) ..Synth Strings) Orpheus Strings, Esline ..Synthesizers / Pads) Cobalt / Warm Pad etc., Efemme Warm Pad, Poly 2106, Superwave P8. ..E-Pianos) 4Front E-Piano, DSK Elektrik KeyZ (Maybe the best VSTi from DSK by far!), D-Piano-E, EP 2008 ..Pianos) Keyzone Classic, Piano One ..Percussion) sfz Soundfontplayer + NTonyx 32MB GM Stereo Bank / Power Drum Kit (supports correct MIDI map order) <- ..hope this helped, have fun and happy composing. :-).