Apple's Logic Pro X
Logic Pro X is a new edition of the professional program for creating music from Apple. It is characterized by a new interface , additional creative possibilities for musicians , as well as an expanded collection of instruments and effects. It is definitely the best music software ever released by Apple.
Price: $199 | Mac Only
Ableton Live 9
One of the most popular sequencers among the producers of electronic dance music. The flexibility of the program allows unprecedented freedom of expression and improvisation for musicians who prefer intense live performances. Preferred by many professionals.
Price: $449 (standard edition) | Windows & Mac
One of the most user-friendly music making software out there. It allows you to create incredible music with ease. Simple interface with thousands of samples, synths and bunch of other useful presets is only first levels of magic that will help you become a very powerful beat making wizard.
$37 $33.95 | Windows and Mac OS
FL Studio 12
This is one of the most popular music programs in the world. Everything you need in one box – tools for creating, arranging, recording, editing, mixing and mastering of professional quality music. The program is continuously evolving, with more and more additions. FL Studio works with any samples in WAV, it supports all kinds of plug-ins (software synthesizers, VST, DX) and MIDI- instruments. Has multi-touch support.
Price: $99 (for cheapest edition) | Windows & Mac(beta)
Dr.Drum Beat Maker
Low cost, but high
Price: $29.95 | Windows and Mac