I own reason 3.0 from years ago. Never really got into it though, so I wouldn't mind a software switch. I want to be able to record while playing a synth in real time as well. I'm looking at this http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/651648-REG/M_Audio_9900_53007_00_Oxygen_61_USB.html Then I need an interface right? I had the cheapest interface guitar center had before, but I sold it along with my bad ass nord synth :/.. to pay the rent I have a pair of really nice monitor speakers and headphones from last time I tried this a few years ago, never been used. And then a crap load of sounds, because I won't be happy with a sound that isn't exactly what I want. I'm very OCD and I'll probably give up before using a sound I don't want. Love Roni Size, would like to make some trancish inspirational dubstep though, since no one else seems to be very good at it :/... Just let me know if this is an okay way to get started. Thanks!