If you want to record different types of sounds and instruments in order to produce music, you will need a multitrack recording software. It divides the music track into multiple separated tracks, which, when played together, results in a harmonious music track, however one track at a time might sound not rhythmic or melodic at all. This is the way music is produced today.
You can hear the product everywhere: radio, television, concerts... There is many beat making and instrument recording software out there, but in the end it all comes down to the multitrack recording software to put it all together. In some products, the multitrack recording feature is included, but most of them aren't of good quality. I recommend to use a separate software for multitrack recording to maintain the high quality of your music. You can do many different things with this software:
Mashing up different songs into one, you can see the Djs do it all the time. It's one of the few software programs they use. Take a vocal/acapella sound track and mix it with an instrumental track or your own beat, the result is a remix!
Put effects like echo, distortion or reverb into your music to spice it up without losing the original quality. This way you can also mix up other artists' songs.
Sounds from different sources can be put together. A CD-Track can be mixed with a sound file on your computer for example. Or you can play guitar to a drum beat!
There are so many possibilities and I'm sure you can think of creating something new and cool right now. Lots of features are included, too. For example, you can rip CDs to save them on your PC or cut and edit audio files the way you want.
So now there is a big question: which program is the best to use? Well, it's not easy, every program has its own benefits. A good multitrack recording software is for example Adobe Audition. Maybe you also want to take a look at Pro Tools and Digital Performer. If you are looking for an all-in-one solution, DUBturbo is the right choice.