ive been writing all kinds of music since i was 11. my first program i used was Finale '97. it was pretty.... shit. but i upgraded to FL Studio, and mess around with that. (thank you guitar center lol). as the years went on, i started using more programs like Logic, Garage Band (thank you guitar center... again), Pro Tools (..sigh... guitar center..), then FL Studio 10 and Reason. now i use FL studio 10 producer edition Rewired with Reason 5. its just the best. i also use audacity to make my own vocal appearances :D yay!