Good evening, I'm a complete noob when it comes to audio recording so please bear with me. I've been putting together some podcasts, previously using my Sony camcorder to capture the audio and then editing in Adobe Premiere Pro. I know, it's really for video editing but I just got used to the workflow. My gf bought me the Edirol R-09HR the other day and so now I am recording straight wavs and copying them to the laptop. I'm currently using Audacity to edit the tracks but I have to say I still prefer the Premiere Pro GUI and options. So, my first question is what other free, downloadable or very cheap DAWs should I consider? I never need more than four tracks but I have to be able to edit in wav and export to mp3. If anyone is familiar with Premiere Pro and can think of another DAW that is similar, that would be useful. For example, a very simple feature was that the horizontal zero line of a wave form actually had a horizontal line through it. Audacity doesn't. This makes it very hard when chopping chunks out of my wave as I can't see exactly where on that horizontal line the wave lies...if you see what I mean. My second question is much more important. I live on a boat and when I interview people I am doing so within the confines of my saloon. The results of my recording make it sound like it was recorded on a boat, i.e. like it was recorded in a box! Is there anything I can do to the acoustics pre recording and is there a simple guide as to what I can do in post production? I've heard of tricks like compression and high gain, but because I am new these are a little over my head. If there is a DAW that has simple one-click filters that would be a boon. Any help gratefully received. PS: FWIW the Edirol is spot on for outside recordings!