I am in the process of crossgrading from Sonar to Samplitude 7.xx. I hear good things about the 'sound ' of Samplitude and was: 1.] wondering what peoples opinions are regarding percieved differences in sound quality from one audio software to another, and 2.] do the algorythms in the audio software affect the quality of sound produced by plug-in fx? I realize that everyone needs to use their own ears and that it all seems to be a matter of taste and sounds one wants to hear or achieve but was wondering what opinions or 'facts' might come up regarding this topic. I run most things through a Lynx card and have some decent preamp/mic gear as well. This question regards only the audio software - I know that a better signal chain will get a better sound. I like Sonar 3 a lot [and will still use it some] but was attracted to Samp. 7 because - a.] simultaneous use of multiple soundcards is possible, b.] high quality cd burning, c.] everything is contained in one package and is of high quality, and last, but not least, d.] someone else is paying for it. I'm sure that I will find other good reasons to be glad I have it. I look forward to any replies to the questions in the first paragraph of this post. Thanks.