Here is Ableton Live 8
Ableton is hella hard at first if you are coming from no software experience here is some tutorial sites:
Also for you newer people to music and such here is a great tutorial sites don't forget youtube either:
For my older producers people always love new VSTs and synths so this is for you:
TAL Audio Plugins which are my favorites
Synth and Drum patchs for my Reason people
I know you love you drum hits and crap here is some high quality ones for free:
Not high quality but with mixing comes more useable
If you want some from Primeloops or another dealer, I usually buy packs all the time and would be willing to trade sounds also.
And for my samplers:
This is the usual way of sampling in Ableton they also have so other great shit on this site
I just wanted a way to share with other producers without collaborating as I often get asked a lot of question and I wanted a way to ask for a drum loop.
Hope this helps, keep the tips and whatever you have rolling in