This software is great for a beginner who just wants to get their feet wet in producing. It is called hip hop producer but it does not have to be for hip hop music. It does come with some great sample based drums and loops, it actually has more than a thousand samples and loops right out of the box. Installing it was quick and easy, it is very light on your CPU. It comes with a VST called Analog Factory, this vst has over 250 synth sounds like bass, pads, and some great synths but none of them can really compare to a VST like Hypersonic or Nexus.
It also comes with Ableton Live Lite which will be your sequencer, it has all of the basic functions just a little simpler than having Ableton Live 8. Another virtual instrument that it comes with is Lounge Lizard which is probably my favorite part of this package. I love the electric pianos and effects. The Rhodes are amazing too, and the interface is easy to work with and understand.
This whole package only cost 99 dollars which is a good deal considering that you get Lounge Lizard, Ableton Live Lite and Analog Factory plus a huge drum sample library. This is a must have for a beginner in production, not only hip hop but maybe even drum and bass or techno/house music. The manual is clear and sufficient and learning how to sequence for the first time in Ableton is not a bad idea. It has everything you need right out of the box to get you to understand how to work with VST instruments in a DAW and it provides you with some great sounds. Installing all of this software will take a little more time than normal but it is expected with everything that you get. This all of these software’s are very stable and CPU efficient.