in the next few months i am piecing a new macintosh DAW together, probably the dual 533. i use MIDI and live audio quite a bit, and ProTools is not an option at this point. my software choices are down to DP 3.0, logic 4.7, and cubase 5; with spark 2.0 as a sample editor. all are in the same price range, so i'm at odds. digital performer looks nice as hell, and i was wondering if it would suit my needs: 1.how does the audio quality fare vs. the above two 2.how is the MIDI editing handled vs. the above two 3.how well does DP respond to external MIDI controls and how extensive is the setup? can you assign all faders,pan & eq knobs, transport controls,etc.? i saw support for the mackie HUI, but what about other surfaces: yamaha 01v, kenton control freak, doepfer, etc. etc. 4.is it best to stick with all MOTU gear as far as MIDI interfaces and sound cards? i was hot on buying an RME hammerfall; the latency is LOW with ASIO. RME says there are no issues. could i expect top performance? how good are the MOTU MIDI interfaces? 5.how well do MAS plugs sound? what abou the VST-MAS adapters, are they worth a sh*t? sorry to ramble, but DP looks like a solid program, and if it is all as it is advertised, i'm about to get on board. thanks for your patience ps- any news about DP and OSX?