I Write Computer Based Music mainly using Cubase,several software Synths,Tone Generators,Drum Units and Efx.
My first Synth was a Roland Juno 6. But about a year after that I bought my first "MIDI" Synth(a Casio CZ 101),then not too long after that I bought an Atari 520ST Computer(because it had built-in MIDI) and I also bought my first version of Cubase that same day. Also,somewhere around that time I bought a Roland TR-626 Drum Machine (probably used,I'm not sure,lol).
But now days just about everything I use to write my songs is Software based...and it's been this way since stronger computers have become more affordable.
So that's about it, and I hope you enjoy...Thx,