Just got an M-Audio Delta 44 sound card / breakout box, and Cakewalk Sonar 3 Studio. The hardware install was ultra-smooth, very impressive. Though I was a bit worried because the manual doesn't even mention XP or ME (I have XP, the manual probably hasn't been updated since shortly after the product was introduced in 1999), but they had all the right drivers on the CD. Though, I'm still not sure why my old sound card's (SoundMAX on-mobo) MIDI audio playback is getting routed to the Delta 44 (Windows software MIDI audio stream is still going to the old card). Sonar install was very smooth too. Though it didn't want to work with the Delta 44 at first, saying "the drivers are either incompatible with the current audio mode, or are in use by another application". I switched it to ASIO (from WDM), which is better anyway, and it works great now. Recorded this little ditty to get the hang of MIDI groove loops, multitracking, built-in effects, etc. Haven't tried any interesting cross-fades or anything yet. Took me a couple hours or so maybe to do this. It's MIDI drums and three tracks of bass (another new toy, a Ken Smith BSR-6EG). The bass went through my F-1X / SF-2 setup, mixer, computer. The effects on the chords and the picked line are via Sonar. The manual is freakin' huge (600+ pages), but so far very good.