I purchased this program last year, and I really enjoyed mixing with it. I wouldn't recommend it for full-scale production - being that MixBus has no midi function at all - you are best to use your current DAW to record if your project includes midi or soft synths. Think of this program as a virtual analog mixing console. It's as if you have the classic 32/MR series mixing surface on your monitor. While it's not designed to do integrated audio/midi production, it's still fun to import audio tracks (wav's) into this platform from another DAW , and use it to mix the audio. The EQ is very responsive, gain reduction is smooth, and overall it sounds very defined. The layout is exactly how you would expect it to be - if you have any experience mixing on actual analog desks, you won't be lost on this one. The PC that I had originally installed this program onto is circling the drain, and as many of you know, I recently updated my system with a new quad core PC. I went to Harrison's site, hoping I could re-download the program, but couldn't find a link anywhere. I sent them an email explaining the situation, and they replied, with a link for download and a new license number, within 1 hour. I was very impressed by their customer service. LOL, I have 2 year-old emails into customer service divisions with other manufacturers that I'm still waiting for a response to. Anyway, if you are looking for a program that emulates the surface of a classic console, you might want to take a look into Mixbus.