I have some extra cash and it’s time to upgrade my sequencing program. For years I’ve used Voyetra’s Record Producer Deluxe. It’s done everything I’ve needed when it has come to editing and recording. However, with the upgrade to Kontakt 2, I can no longer record with it (RPD does not accept plug-ins), so it’s time to buy a new program. I’ve checked through the forum for information and specifically looked through the replies given on the poll Gary started a long time ago of what people use for sequencers/DAWs. The majority use Cakewalk Sonar/Home Studio with Cubasis SX/Nuendo taking second. Now, I’m not sure if that’s Sonar 7, the Home Studio edition or the XL version of Home Studio. XL is more in my price range, though as a church choir director I could get a discount on the studio edition on the new Sonar 8. In any case, I need a program that is not going to take a long time to learn. I have too many projects I’m working on to put a lot of time into learning a new DAW. I do use Finale for most of my writing, but I’d like a decent sequencing program to get a final recording. I have a HP dual-core machine running XP with 4 gigs of ram and 4 hard drives (lots of storage space). Whatever help you all could send my way I would really appreciate it.