Pro­Tools is jaw-droppingly awe­some.  Audac­ity is min­i­mal but some­times ade­quate.  Ardour is just frus­trat­ing.  I wish Jokosher the best of luck, but right now it’s a toy.

I just read about REAPER today, and down­loaded it.  All 3MB of it.  It’s not Pro­Tools, but it’s pretty impres­sive (and doesn’t require buy­ing an M-box).  I don’t have any projects right now, but next time I do, I’m going to give it a seri­ous shot.

Win­dows only, alas.