I can't think of any other DAWs than the standards like Pro Tools and Logic; Cubase and Abelton Live are also great alternatives. Reason 6 is the latest and greatest from Propellerheads that combines it's production features it's been famous for with audio recording and an awesome console for mixing and side-chaining. If you looking for something alot more straightforward, get yourself NI's Maschine. It's DAW has pretty much everything you need like third party plug-in support, but minus recording audio 'cause it's a sequencer basically. Its pad controller is also perfect for production in terms of sampling and programming your own grooves and composing.
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