"Our main production tool is Steinberg’s Cubase for the arrangement. We also use a lot virtual synths as well as some original hardware stuff like a [Juno 106](https://equipboard.com/items/roland-juno-106-synthesizer), Roland 303 and different drum machines from the 90´s. In the future we want to use more hardware and record found sounds." - [Purple Disco Machine](http://www.discobelle.net/2013/10/17/interview-purple-disco-machine/).more
I decided to buy Cubase when i was studying, since Steinberg gives huge discount if you study music, when you buy their products as EDU versions, even though they're basicly full versions, even after you upgrade them.
When i first had Cubase on my hands, i was used to FL Studio, its workflow and features. Cubase was completely new to me, so of course, i had to check it out, and i can't believe how amazing it really is, yet im too lazy to get myself off the plane and start using it for good, because of my earlier experience with FL Studio.
But today, i'm using it confidentially to its purpose, i love it, it has everything that FL Studio lacks in quality. It's sorting out everything so i don't create a mess, and the mixer is my biggest favourite since it doesnt show a row of empty mixer channels like FL Studio, every channel is entitled to an instrument channel, or audio channel, and its so much easier to keep control. When doing automation, its even easier than FL to maintain, since its all collected into one instrument channel in the composition window, located in a row under each channel.
Which is why im happy that i own Cubase aswell as FL Studio, they both have a place in the studio today.
I've been using cubase for almost 5 years now, its been my go-to for so long now that its really just like home in a audio program now. Its got vast features (I'm sure would be further expanded if I could be less lazy and actually upgrade) and has a very crisp set of plugins, I especially enjoy the VST Amp Rack and the saturation plugins included.