At first this is a really stupid question, because of course quality and sound differ from manufacturer to manufacturer... but since we're talking about digital, meaning 1's and 0's, I thought I'd go ahead and stick my neck out to the far reaches of the public chopping block. My "bundled" version of Cubasis appears to be brighter and more lively sounding than the eq on Cool Edit Pro 2.0. Is it true, or am I just making this up 'cause I want Cubasis as my recording software? Would I benefit in this regard from picking up Cubase SE (upgradeable), and relegating Cool Edit solely to more of an editing role? (It does a nice job of that, I'll add...) Or even Cakewalk Sonar, which is designed to work in conjunction w/ Cool Edit? Thanks for your time and knowledge, Rog.