I record my stuff (our band and other stuff) with a Fostex VF16. I dump the tracks (all 24) onto CD or ZIP as .wav files and load them into my computer and use Cool Edit for the mixdown. I think it's Cool edit 1.something or other. I'm looking for a better editing program. Here's what I'm looking at: Cakewalk Home Studio XL, Sonar for Windows, Cubase SL, WaveLab, and Sound Forge. What I would like to have better than what I'm using is effects. To me, most of the Cool Edit effects sound cheesy.