Music production software should by no means be your end game; it should be used for fun, convenience, and to get your musical career or hobby rolling. All in all the software plus all the switchboards will be your best bet and ease of use, but there is nothing compared to the actual studio.
Music Studio software allows you too-
-Create beats in minutes
-Record and Mix your own vocals or MiDi instruments
-Create instant melodies (especially using the riff machine in FL Studio)
-Coordinate your performance on live stage (mostly done using ableton)
-And much more
All in all this software is a great blank canvas to focus all your creative energies; I personally use it as a release of emotion. Which is how many great tracks are made. Another great feature is with them being online you can get help from almost anyone on how to use them; which is why I'm here. To inform you cool tricks, answer questions, and just all around be informative on the subject.