In my small home studio I use Cubase Pro 10 with virtual and hardware synthesizers. Although virtual instruments come along with a lot of practical benefits, I don't want to miss the the good old synthesizers I use for years with their beloved sound.
One core aspect for my songs is to create a memorable melody. Typically it begins to hum along to the chords and ends in umpteen interations played on the keyboard. Also the rhythmicity does have a very special imact. It needs to be some kind of game between several elements in a song. This is what leads to the power and tension of songs you want to listen over and over again.
Let me give you here three examples of my musical results. More songs are available on SoundCloud, where you also can add you comments.
Over time I will describe my studio environment in more detail and add also one or another tip for a single device. For now I just briefly list my equipment.