And I'm only spending this bread once! I have a PC, 2 GHz; 512MB of DDR 400 RAM, etc... Tascam US-428 and some 'cracked' software (Hey, it was given to me by a bass student! I didn't do it!). Now, I'm looking to get legal, quit learning 3 or 4 programs, and to spend some little bread on an Audio-based sequencer I can get used to, and then forget about the fact it's software. Upgrade, schmupgrade. And I'm not presently involved with MIDI. I've looked at Cubase SE, Sonar, and Cool Edit (Audition, yes). Everyone has an opinion, and that's good- but here are my requirements: -Needs to act (and look sort of) like a mixer. -Needs to support the use of my Tascam controller. -Should be able to convert several different sample types to wav/mp3. -Should be able to record, mix, etc., and support multiple soundcards. -4-band EQ: Peak/Hi-Lo Pass/Shelving. Sonar Producer's is very nice...(but I'll get off that 'touchy' subject!) -I don't need 'Surround', or other extra features that'll keep me on the learning curve beyond the necessity of basic, general audio work. -But... editing for video might be fun. Would Cubase SE answer these req's? The price is right, and I know it works well with the US-428. Sonar 4 Sudio? Thanks for reading my laborious post! Sloom, a Noob.