I've edited and created more music in Mixcraft than my other DAW's combined.
Oh my word, yes.
I started out in the 80s with an Atari ST running Hollis Research Trackman for Midi sequencing, recording on to a Tascam 4-track. Limited, but I learnt how to produce work that I was happy with. Then came PCs and, with years-long intervals between attempts, I tried and failed to get to grips with Cubase, Sonar (both paid for) and trial versions of several others.
Never managed to get a note of audio into the computer. I thought it must be me. And it probably was: I'm not a recording engineer, after all...
But every few years the scar tissue would have thickened enough that I'd search again for The Answer. Most recently, it was Mixcraft 6 and for once my hopes weren't in vain - enough made sense and, well, just worked
, that I was able to start actually producing recorded work straight away and I haven't stopped since. Even though I don't (yet) understand the new features, upgrading from 7 to 8 was a no-brainer.
Onwards and upwards. I'd appreciate an upgrade that improves my compositional ability, but that might be a tall order.