For audio recordists, maybe you’ve not heard yet of a recording software called Reaper. If one had to sum up this DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) with a few words: convenient, affordable, well very affordable, solid, stable, compatible with much hardware or plugins. Plus its developpers are listening carefully to its users, making frequent (free) updates and trying to grant customer wishes. Yes it does exist! I have to admit I really dig their philosophy. People on forums sometimes talk about how they gave up famous DAW like Pro Tools, Cubase or Logic for Reaper. To be fair, let’s say that in terms of plugins they do not compete (yet?) with Logic or Pro Tools, but if you use third-party plugins, like most users do, it’s not a problem at all.