I'd just like to say a big thank you for these links. I checked out e.g. Recording Revolution and was really impressed by how simple Graham makes it and will be trying to read as much else as possible. The Puremix video was also excellent.
For a relative beginner like me*, these forums and the Mixcraft University stuff are a really, really great resource. I feel I have come further in a few days of lurking around here (and buying Mixcraft Pro while on offer) than I have previously in months/years. Time to get some songs done decently, for a change!
(* Relative in the sense that I've downloaded free versions of most DAWs, got confused, added millions of plugins, got nowhere very fast indeed and then gave up for a couple of years.)
Ohne Musik wäre das Leben ein Irrtum.