thecontrolcentre wrote:You could upgrade to Live 9 Suite now, and get Live 10 free ... if you're happy using Live. Its been my one and only DAW for the last 10 years.
Thinking of that
Although I'll be spending like 519 $ (9200 EGPs here in Egypt) whitch is a load of money here :/
It is a lot of money everywhere, believe me! I wouldn't spend this money in one payment! So, you might take it step by step!
For me, I couldn't afford Cubase Pro (or full), so I started with Elements 6 then 7 then 8 then upgraded to Artist 8 then 8.5 then Pro then 9. Yes, it cost a lot but over 5 years or more who cares!
I also have Reaper 5 (will buy version 6 when out because I purchased version 4). I have FL Studio producer (with Sytrus and Maximus), and finally I have Live intro 9 (which has 16 tracks limit and 8 scenes). I use Reaper more than the others (except Cubase, which I can't replace!).
So, you can start with the Standard version of Live or Cubase Artist instead of the full versions. Those are very capable DAWs with reasonable prices and I don't think you would miss something essential!
FL Studio Producer is a great choice and very fast to come up with something! It is almost complete package with top notch effects, EQ and compressor.
If you don't mind spend some time learning a powerful DAW, then invest in Reaper. You will need your 3rd party instruments/synths, but the essential DAW is there (for both Midi and audio). For $60 it is the best value for money you can find. It is also has the friendliest copy protection with very small file size. If you want to add to it some tools, then I suggest ToneBoosters Track Essentials for 20 euro https://www.toneboosters.com/tb_trackessentials_v3.html
I have this one and use its EQ/Compressor especially in Reaper.
Synths? Well, there are great free ones and CM issue for $5 has also killer synths and effects