I always get a hoot out of reading these “What Software Should I use for producing?” threads.
I’m the ONLY one that I know of that used Cakewalk Project5. Cakewalk stopped making it last year, and I’ve bought Cakewalk Sonar but have yet to learn how to use it. All my music is made using Project5.
If you can snag a copy from somewhere, you should be able to get it dirt cheap! $50-$75 likely. It’s discontinued, but very VERY inspiring to use. It’s intended for pattern based production, so EDM is what this beauty does!!