My friend has cakewalk music creator pro and paid $60 and loves it. I've got sonar 5 and they are very comparable in the most used features. The only glaring difference is that the MCP can only record 2 tracks at a time but playback as many as your machine can handle. -----Original Message----- From: Legion [mailto:email@example.com] Sent: Friday, November 18, 2005 6:53 PM To: digitalhell Cc: Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com Subject: CAKEWALK SONAR HOME STUDIO 4 opinions? I am looking for a simple but flexible software program and will first and foremost let me load and use VST and other plugins as well as basic midi and audio tracks. I don't need anything too fancy but have never quite gotten the VST thing down so I'm looking at introductory software packages. I have Acid (for loops and things) and Audition (for WAV file editing) so I don't need a lot of those items. Cakewalk makes Sonar Home studio which seem to do the trick but I'm wondering if there are any other programs out there in the $100 or colse to it range that might comparable. I have a midiman Quatro soundcard so AISO drivers woudl be a big plus (can't find out if Sonar supports this or not. Any suggestions pro or con appreciated. ___________________________________________________________________ HELP WANTED PRODUCTIONS - Http://www.HelpWantedProductions.com "Bringing you the best in Organic Electronic music since we started..." Home of the Unusual Instrument and Recording Gallery with pictures and info of Tube recorders, Omnichords, weird guitars, Casios, and more.