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No other free DAW can really beat LMMS. I started off using LMMS because it's all I could get my hands on. Turns out it really isn't that bad. Similar to FL Studio. You don't get much sounds or synths from the get go though. You'll have to look for LMMS compatible VSTs and such. All in all you can do just as much in LMMS as any other DAW, you just got to put in 4 times the time and effort which is the downside. Once I get the money I'll jump to Ableton Live but until then I'm keeping it simple.
I found LMMS on the internet, and it was really nice, after finding out how it worked and such. I want FL Studio, but this is what I have so far, but it's amazing! There isn't much else to say except that the native instruments are very malleable, so I could make lots of sounds!