"Right now I am using Cubase 8 with a lot of plugins – somewhere in this studio I still have a Nord Rack 2x, Virus TI, Dave Smith Mopho, Roland MC303 etc laying around but I don’t really use those no more.."
Making music is easy on this thing. cheap. sounds good. borderline hilarious. It's the year 2015... ditch your laptop and roll over to a party with one of these and you will get some serious attention.