My update to Halion 2 arrived in yesterday\'s mail. I could not take the chance of installing it then, because I had an all day recording session scheduled for today, but when the session was over I did install it (with no problems). My first impressions are that the Dxi version with Sonar is VERY nice. The user interface is much better than version one in a VST wrapper. Far easier to understand, and the bugs that were in the V1 interface are gone. It still takes a lot of CPU, but I did find that you can reduce the quality level for playback while you are mixing, and it significantly reduces the load on the CPU. The difference is not really that noticeable either. There is a switch that allows you to select \"Always use highest quality when recording\" so that when you mix it down or render it, you will get full quality. With my aging Athlon 950 w/768 megs of ram, at full quality there was quite a bit of popping and cracking until I brought the latency and buffers way up. However, at 50% quality it was rock solid, and still sounded great with the Bardstown Bosendorfer Halion version. With smaller gigs, the load was less and it was not necessary to be quite so severe with the latency and quality setting. I only spent about 30 minutes with it, but so far I am very happy with the update.