haha wow thats lame! A song made on garage band would be one thing, even impressive since its sort of limiting so you wouldnt expect a hit song to be made on there...but jacking apple PRESET LOOPS? damn!
anyway yeah ableton is a little confusing but there are lessons included, also don't download the demo, go search for ableton 5 torrents, you can get a fully functional version which includes lessons. But yeah it is a little confusing at first,,,,how easy is reason vs ableton?
you can get ableton 7 on tones of torrent sites. as for whats easier reason vs ableton. reason is more of vst/synth and the sequencer is kinda of shitty. ableton's sequencer is the craziest thing since sliced bread but the sounds are average. so you should use Rewire on reason and hook it up to ableton so you have the best of both worlds.
how is the sequencer different in reason then ableton? I assume its the standard plug in the blocks squares where you want the sample/drum to play? Bad explanation maybe, but you might know what I am talkin about... but yeah...how do the sequencers differ?