CUBASE, CUBASE, CUBASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
OH yes that shit is the dogs bollocks believe me, EVERYTHING I DO IS IN CUBASE (u gotta love those big shouty letters)
basically i find fruity loops too constrictive, it's a gud programme and i do use it to compose me beats but its rewire striaght thru cubase, reason ive had little experience with but when ive used it ive loved it.
The basica thing to understand here is cubase came before all these uva programmes way back on the atari st, it was good then, it's gone beyond greatness now. its a traditional sequencer gentleman, meaning its always had audio recoridng at it's core, it's not sample based unless you want it to be, it can take in any ohter vst as a plugin. basically what you can do with it is limitless only bound by the imagination and the nous to work it. ive bin with it for over 7 years through each incarnation i aint gonna need an alternative.
and actually Satan and God collaborated on making the programme, thats why it's soooooooo fricking awesome