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Hey guys, I'm interested in getting a DAW soon but I have a few questions. I have a limited budget and don't want to spend more then 200 dollars, unless you guys can recommend something for free as long as it isn't torrented or anything, I still want to support companies if there are no good free DAW options, yeah I heard Garage Band is free but I don't own a Mac (not sure if Windows can even run Garage Band) So far I've only looked at Reaper and FL Studios 12 Fruity Edition, Reaper is 60 bucks under the discounted section under the first stipulation which I think I qualify for: "You may use the discounted license if:You are an individual, and REAPER is only for your personal use, or You are an individual or business using REAPER commercially, and yearly gross revenue does not exceed USD $20,000, or You are an educational or non-profit organization" FL Studio 12 Fruity Edition is only around 100 bucks, which sounds good to me. I'm not sure who wouldn't qualify for the first segment if you're not in a band or whatever. It sounds kind of vague to me. Now my main question isn't which DAW is considered the highest quality as I'm a total noob. My main question is what DAW can I get for a relatively cheap price that has the most VST plugins and instruments? Basically I want to have as large a variety as possible for the lowest possible price. I know there are free VST plugin sites, so ideally I would want a DAW that allows me to use those publically available plugins. Lastly I would like to know if there are any synth or chiptune VSTs available for free on said DAWs, specifically ones that sound similar to the 16 bit SNES era leaning more towards the Megaman X series and Castlevania series, although the Genesis has an awesome soundchip too. Thanks in advance for any responses and sorry if some answers may seem obvious like I said I'm a total noob with no DAW or music experience, literally all I do is practice chords and use my rand hand for simple melodies.