Actually I found it only expensive when you want to do something vocal. Honestly, and secretly I have used most sequencers out there and now I'm pretty stuck on FL Studio with the SoundFont plugin so at that point quality became a matter of the fonts I used. And I actually got all that free. Rather the method legal or not, ah who cares. Point is it's out there available and mostly free. Point is once you have it, can you use it. And well.