#1
I've heard of Cubase, Cakewalk, and Adobe Audition so far..

I mean I don't torrent at all (cough) but who has torrented any of these and has a good one?
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#2
Is this for general knowledge, or are you looking to purchase, then? What do you need your software to do, and what budget are you looking at?

There is also:
Logic - expensive
Audacity - freeware
Reaper - almost freeware
Nuendo - very expensive
ProTools - can get expensive
Sonar - expensive
N-Track - cheap
GarageBand - comes with Mac computers, I believe....

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Could I get some more talent in the monitors, please?

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