MED Soundstudio is a Stereo Tracker/MIDI Sequencer for sound editing, a massive number of Real time Effects, with VSTi - EFX and now also offering ASIO support and includes the popular Highlife sampler.
Other than a quality soundcard, MED requires no other additional hardware, (although it can be used to control MIDI/sequencing)
Once you become familiar with the myriad of features within MED you will be surprised to learn how flexible the program is.
You can select to save your compositions out as either an MMD (MOD) file for loading into MED itself or a MIDI file and for those contacts who do not use MED, they can simply play back your MED MMD file via one of the many standalone music players, or you can choose to save your music as a standalone self-executing file which only requires the user to click on that saved executable file to hear your work.
With a CD burner you can save your files in the .WAV format ready to burn directly to a CD, or using the plugin addition, select to save in the popular MP3 encoded format so you can upload your work to one of the many social web sites for others to play.
Full instructions are provided including how to use the new VST/EFX/Highlife sampling.
Unlike other similar progs, the low registration price includes VST etc, (no more to pay for these extras)