I haven't tried many versions of software, but the one I am testing right now is Mixcraft. It seems really good. I plan on getting the license for this cause it is only something like 70 or 80 bucks. I'll remember when I purchase the license. I haven't tried Reaper yet, but after joining this forum I'm thinking I might just to make sure. 80 bucks isn't much, but I'd rather not throw it away!