Well there's a lot of info out there about how to get started. Especially Youtube.
Dont know how to explain it since I have not delve into any other DAW's like Ableton.
But Ableton looks simpler compared to other DAW's.
As far as my workflow, I sample sounds using Sampler"\ then use a Drum Rack to chop Samples up and use another for drums.
Simplicity is what drove me to it.
I use Reason 9.5 to make beats and what not..Lately I'll import my stems into Studio One 3 Pro and get a nice mix. Both are great DAW's for different reasons
i use Maschine software ,Ableton live suite with the push 2 , studio one to mix and master and reaper
i love ableton once i learned to use it to me its a complete daw with endless possibilities !!!
I started off using FL 8 and up but this year I've been using Mashine. The software works ... it is missing some things i would like to see but overall I cant complain it does have a great sound engine.
I been using reaper for the past year and a half slowly getting the hang of it but It's really all I seem to need.
I'm using reaper right now, it's the only daw I've really tried besides garageband on iPhone. Been making Beats for about 3 years now. Slowly learning and teaching myself. I like making old school type beats and also make edm electronic stuff but I like the classic old school stuff, I want to learn how to sample better and chop my samples better like legit boom bap style.
Originally started on Fl Studio 11, currently switching between Fl 12.5 & Ableton Live 9.7...