I want to buy a new audio/midi sequencer. My requirements are 1. Mac and PC, since I have both. 2. at least 24 ch simultaneous inputs + 24 ch simultaneous outputs, more is OK. 3. samplerates 44.1 - 96KHz, bitdepth 16-24bits. 4. mLAN compatible (so forget ProTools). It is for tracking live bands and making my own music. None of my stuff is really loop based. It's mostly "hand crafted", though I will be using BFD for drums on my own stuff. I was thinking Cubase 4, but I am not really sure still. Does it work well on a Mac? On the cheap there is Mackie Tracktion 3, but I wonder why it is so much cheaper than Cubase. It's really a shame that Sony does PC only. Budget is enough to actually buy Cubase 4. Can any of you give me some advice? Perhaps a few things to consider would also help. I heard that Cubase4 compressor plugins do not have a side chain. Bit of a bummer, but I can work around that with an external digital compressor.