1999 : I'm used to play with Fast Tracker. I also use the incredible Cubic Player 1.6, with a spectrum analyser, to study my music and others' to skill up my creation process.
Using Sound Forge, I make my own sample for trackers like Fast Tracker, ModPlug Tracker or Impulse Tracker.
I try Rave eJay, an easy tool to make music. I quickly abandon it, after some fun with, because of its limitations.