Steinbergs Cubase sx3 is a great program for audio production. You will be able to compose great songs with the Cubase line of software. I have been using Cubase sx3 for a while now and its very similar to the other versions of Cubase software. I ran it on a windows xp computer with 3gigs and it ran very well and fast.
Most of the stock sounds that come with the program I didn’t use. I am never a fan of the stock sounds that most programs come with because most of them sound thin and not full and well rounded. But after purchasing a few racks I was right in the mix and started making great music. I love the midi control with this program you can sync all of your gear up right away and very easy. Not too mention the ability to edit your midi notes, which is very easy.
Overall it’s a powerful program but in my opinion since I wasn’t using any stock sounds and rewiring fl studio into this program there really wasn’t too much of a need for the program its self. Most other high quality music production software’s are just like this one, and for the price its about the same as all of the other softwares. But Cubase continues to come out with upgrades and keep improving on the product that they put out so hopefully they will find a way to separate themselves from all of the other midi softwares that are on the market today. I suggest trying other softwares if you are just starting out though, they navigation through Cubase sx3 can get to be a bit overwhelming if you are new to it. But if you are a vet and understand programs like these then Cubase sx3 will work perfect for you and you will be creating music in no time.