I currently use CoolEdit Pro, but it's kind hard to use, not in terms of skills that have to be involved to use it, but the way you control the software. after I'm done recording, it doesn't prompt me whether to keep it or not, the program thinks I never make mistakes or something. and ther are no keyboard shortcuts for the record button, and it's not something you can use to record right off the bat... you gotta rig the track and press the record button with your mouse and there's no countdown start for the record function (soundforge has it) is there a recording software that can do all that? are guitar tracks pro or 2.0 my answer? I'm willing to pay some money, not a whole lot, but a reasonable amount to make some amatuer recordings, just for fun. I already own an M-Audio Revolution 7.1 soundcard, which has support for ASIO 2.0 and high quality sound thanks a lot.