Computer Music today is not the clunky, unresponsive and hard to get working like it used to be in the early days.
It has evolved into a very high tech customization medium for preparing and showcasing your musical skills and abilities.
There are many DAWs to choose from on today’s market and some are very inventive in their approach to modern music.
My personal choices are:
There are many plugins available and you more or less get what you pay for.