A guy on my local musicians forum on Facebook announced he was in the market to buy recording software. I asked if he had tried any freeware like Reaper (it's not technically Freeware, but roll with me). He responded that you can't really pass along tracks made in Reaper because they're below industry standard. Maybe I'm missing something, but does the DAW affect the quality of recording at all? Obviously plug ins and converters will, but would a track made in Reaper really be considered inferior? I haven't heard any evidence of this.