I know this question has most probably been asked so many times on here but it is still a completely relevant question: "What is a better DAW? Live or FL Studio" well this question is completely useless, you should be asking "Which is a better DAW for me? Live or FL Studio" Well I will try and tell you which one I think is better for different things, first I warn you THERE IS NO CLEAR ANSWER at all to this question. BTW: I am using BOTH FL Studio and Ableton as my DAWs Bundled VSTs and instruments There's no kidding here, the bundled VSTs of both DAWs are completely crap. The basic package of Ableton Live comes with NO bundled instruments, only a sampler and a drum machine, but the full versions of Live come with an okay range of instruments and synths, but they're only really suitable for basic sounds with not many layers. The same is true of FL Studio, tools on FL Studio like Osc3x and TS303 bassline synth are good if you wanna save a few CPU cycles or try out a simple bassline but they aren't really suitable at all. One exception is FL Studio's Autogun, as this includes 4 billion presets of soft synth bliss in a simple interface, also the demo VSTs that are included with FL are of amazing quality (especially Toxic Biohazard) On Live there is a much stronger instrument package containing all kinds of different high quality samples for different purposes and instruments, there is nothing like this included in FL...but I would stick with NI's Massive and FM8 Recording audio and MIDI Sure enough it's easier to record and import audio into Live than into FL, although in FL studio there is a much more powerful mixer and it is much easier to edit MIDI than in Live. Conclusion The real difference between Live and FL studio though is the difference in the genre of music you want to play, Live is alot better for things containing alot of acoustic instruments in my opinion and FL studio is obviously aimed at people wanting to use synths and electronic music, so FL studio is probably slightly more attuned to synth heavy DNB than Live is. The real way to decide though, is to download trial versions of both, and play around with them for a full 30 days (or whatever the duration is) and see which one you get on with better.