This month's SOS mag features a review on the soundscape mixtreme power pak, and new mixtreme card. A while back there was a review on the Creamware stuff. It all looks good, but I was wondering why you dont hear too much about these products? The popular stuff is PTLE systems, Cubase/Nuendo/Cakewalk?sonar, etc. I am leary of more obscure companies. When I bought my soundcard, Aardvark was not a popular card, but I felt they offered the best bang for you buck. (directpro 24/96). Now they are out of business. This makes me afraid to purchase anything Soundscape/Creamware. What are your thoughts? p.ps Why doesnt Cubase/Nuendo/Sonar/whoever start producing their own "UAD" type cards that work with the software? You could buy cubase sx, run it on a fast pc and be happy. Running out of power? No problem just add a "CubaseUAD" card. Need even more power? No problem, just add more cards. But do it for less than Digi does. A UAD card can be bought for 400-500 USD. This would be a reasonable price to pay for a card. It would be a great alternative to upgrading a pc, and a great way to generate money.