For a while now I have been trying to learn Reason but I found the ins and outs of the program to be overly tedious. Having talked with Mistabishi on AIM and having him tell me that you can use any program you want to produce quality tunes, Fruity Loops simpler design and more straight forward approach attracted me? Does anyone here use it or no of any producers who do? I'd like to get feedback on the program since I'd rather learn Reason than to use a greatly inferior product that won't allow me to have a crisp and professional sound. Lastly, I haven't looked through the tutorials I have for Fruity Loops yet, but I have heard from friends to get the best out of Fruity Loops I'm going to need to have VSTs...which are plugins that emulate hardware, right? If anyone has any good suggestions for VSTs that are important to have I'd appreciate it. Also, do I have to spend money to get the good VSTs? Thanks for your time !