I have been using Cubase since 2008, and It does everything that i need it to do. And it gets better every time. You still need a lot of additional plugins to do a professional mix, but to make music, you dont. It may have a little to many features, that some times gets in the way, but i guess all the other DAW's has that. Recommend this for everyone that wants to do professional mixes, as well as all the other things.