This is the real thing. The complete studio 9 gives maximum sounds. Literally stax of combinations and endless programming. It will take some adapting to but the 637 page manual book alongside online video tutorials, are extremely well thought out for novices and pros. If you can afford to take the top of the range suite, or wait awhile until you can, go for this. Unless you are new to Ableton push and live, then I would suggest the intro to get started with. And if you do go for the full studio suite especially, I would not advise buying the online version as it requires over 50gb download data! Studio 9 comes with all the installation discs.