I track with Vegas (V4) I edit, mix, and master with Audition (V1.5) I like Audition a lot, but multitrack mixing with it is a pain. No automation, tedious envelope editing, can only route tracks to 1 bus, no master effects, no envelopes for submixes, no aux buses - there´s a lot of room for improvement. Also, Audition doesn´t seem to be able to run as many tracks & effects as other programs. Vegas will outrun Audition, but Audition sounds better - so I blame it on better math. At this point it´s probably worth holding out for a while to see what Audition 2.0 brings to the table, but I think my goals for mix effeciency are more than I can hope to see in a single version update. Ultimately my goal is to get the same (or better) results in less time - to increase my hourly rate without costing individual clients more money. My work is mostly acoustic & choral location recording, live concerts, and some silly little projects where time matters more than quality. (someone´s daughter singing along with a Karaoke CD, for example). So in looking around at the other DAW programs, it looks like Samplitude (or Sequoia) might be the right answer. It will take some time to save up that much $$$, but increasing my efficiency seems like the only investment I can make that has a chance of actually paying back. Better mics with better preamps will cost that much or more, but my clients are satisfied with the sound they get from me now. They want their work completed sooner. 1) What´s wrong with my thinking here? 2) Will different software help? Maybe I could be just as quick with Audition if I just learned how to mix. 3) If adding a new tool to my toolbox is the right thing to do, is Samplitude the right tool? 4) Are the additional features in Sequoia necessary to make the mixing environment complete?