I'm using a PC, still haven't had much time to work on some tutorials, I have quite a bit going on right now. Thanks for all the responses, I would appreciate as many as possible, as it seems there are and endless amount of composition, mixing, editing, and recording software available for use, its just a matter of weeding through them all, and I am very grateful for any help I can receive in the process. As of now, I've downloaded Adobe Audition 3.0, Finale Notepad, and FLStudio 10, and LMMS. All of which are demos, of course excluding the free ones. Of them, FL is seemingly the simplest to use, as well as Audacity, but recording isn't much of a challenge for me, as I typically get good takes, and have little trouble in that area, though fully computerized composition is still a sizable challenge for me.
tl;dr keep responding, I use a PC.