Sorry I know, this old chestnut. So far I've tried FL studio and Reaper. I liked FL Studio but just couldn't get the hang of making my beats sound right. Picking up Reaper seems to have helped me getting over this but people I hear people talking about how Reapers's Midi sucks (not that advanced to know if it sucks or not). From what I've seen most people seem to use Reaper for mixdowns and real bands/instruments, is it possible to get the most out of using Reaper to make DnB or will it really be a secondary program? I was thinking of getting to start using Reason to ReWire to reaper to make up for its short falls but then I'm getting into the sort of cost where I could just buy Cubase or something and have it for most things arn't I? How good/bad is the Cubase essentials 4 package, has anyone used it, it's noticeably cheaper? Also I don't hear much about pro tools in this forum, is it just not needed?