So I heard about Powertracks software from www.pgmusic.com from Saint in another thread. I've looked at it and it seems pretty doggone powerful for up to 48 digital AUDIO (not just MIDI) tracks for only $29. The limitation is that the plug-ins (EQ, chorus, reverb, etc) can't be manipulated in real time -- that is, you can't adjust them while you're listening; you have to apply them, sit and wait for the change to be "processed" (can take a minute or two) and then listen to the result and tweak it in a separate step if you don't like what you did. Anybody know of anything else out there that comes close for the bucks??