Since the 90s when people first started getting into home recording, there have been digital audio workstations (DAWs), albeit some limited ones. Even today, people continue to debate which one is the best one to get started with — a task that seems even more difficult today with how many options there are to pick from.
OPTION ONE: ABLETON LIVE
Anyone who has heard of the term DAW has probably heard about Ableton Live, which has gained popularity for its ability to break down ideas into a simple sequencer. It’s more commonly just referred to as “Ableton,” dropping the “Live” portion — though it does provide capabilities to support a live performance, despite its fame for studio work.