I'm sort of new with DAW's, previously I "decided" to go with samplitude, but later found it to restrictive since it can't handle 7.1 surround (or itself without crashing), unless one looses his/her mind and cough's up $3000 for Sequoya. My choice has fallen on Reaper, which is clearly above everything I've ever likely to come across. As THE DAW it is capable of doing everything I / you could ever need, especially when combining it with Voxengo's plugins, WOW!, I mean you people are incredible, and I know that because my ears tells me so. The end result is everything that ever mattered, which is why we're all doomed, but that's another story ;o)
Voxengo VSTs have become such a critical part of my mixing environment that I will never have a mix on my computer without them!!!
Aboslutely incredible how these VSTs mimic the sonic purity of the greatest analog gear ever invented...
Voxengo VSTs are the answer for any lacking mix. If you are not using these plugins, then you are missing out on the best sounding products available in VST format, bar none!!!