The Steinberg Cl1 came with Cubase software. I bought it 8-9 years ago but that model appears to be discontinued now. I tried to learn how to use Cubase but didn't get too far until abandoning it. However, now that I've got a handle on Garageband, I'm pretty sure I could learn to use it. The Mackie FX6v3 comes with Pro Tools First. I haven't tried it as I've gotten serious about learning how to record with Garageband.