ok- i heard one of the veteran posters on here say that you should always chose your software first and then the platform will find itself. i think this makes sense so i am trying to decide which software would best suite my needs. with my DAW- i will mostly be recording myself (i play guitar), and then using MIDI to add in backing stuff and drums. i will hopefully also be recording full drum kits and vocals (not simultaeneously-SP?) in order to make good quality demos for my band/future bands. so- about 8 tracks simultaeneous recording at most with total track count (MIDI+Audio) of anything between (cos i will rarely record real drums) 5 tracks with midi drums and 20 tracks with real drums-effects on all. all in stereo at standard 24-bit/96khz and maybe even at 192khz. so i will need good audio recording and midi equally. i have tryed Logic experess wich was awseome for midi (but will it handle my real Audio needs?) and i own Cubasis which is a really low quality EXTREMELY cut-down Cubase. the engineer recording my band uses Pro Tools and it seems ok for audio. i have heard of other software like Acid, Reason, cakewalk. i am willing to go out and try any software, so- what would what you guys advise me to go for?? also- concerning 64-bit processing- are any of the above software able to run at 64-bit yet? or are we still waiting for 'em to make that available? thankyou!