Propellerhead Reason has been the center of my music creation and sound design since version 1.0. I've purchased every upgrade since. Reason 6.5 expands your musical freedom even more. Now with Rack Extensions opening the door for third-party contributors, there's a gazillion more ways to shape, mold, reconstruct, destroy, improve and control your sound and music - all in real-time. Every electronic musical artist should be informed on the power and capabilities Reason has to offer.
Modular Production Software
Reason is a modular and vintage-style homage to studios of yesteryear. You can dive right in and create music or take your time to learn deeper insights into synthesis, CV Voltage, cabling and wiring, and various other important issues.
By far the sexiest Mixer of all DAWs out there and yet, I love the Open-Source Approach of Reason.
If you just wanna do loops (like Acid and Fl Studio), you can Dr. Rex that thang!
If you wanna synthesize and sound design, you can Thor, Subtract, and Malstrom your way to paradise.
And now that they've incorporate the Rack Extensions, it's GAME ON!
Honestly, Reason is a big part of Song Cosmology and gathering ideas and I strongly suggest you take part in this PAW (Personal Audio Workstation).