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I use Reaper. It just works for me, it behaves exactly as I want it to, it's incredibly stable (I even use it live), and it's seemingly endless in its depth in terms of routing and functionality. You can dig as deep as you want and it keeps opening up. I originally learned audio editing on Sonic Foundry Vegas (which I used in conjunction with Cakewalk which was MIDI only at the time) and apparently Reaper's designers took a lot of cues from Vegas' interaction model because it behaves very much the same way in terms of basic editing. I used Cakewalk Sonar up until about 6 months before I finished Dive when I had to make a very difficult decision whether to jump ship or not. I had been using Sonar for so long, it was all I knew. But it had become so unstable and stagnated in terms of features and usability over the various versions that it was really holding me back. I took into account the principal of the sunk cost fallacy, learned Reaper over a one week period, and never looked back. I credit Reaper with allowing me to complete that album (Dive).more