Shout out your comments regarding Mixcraft. I recently purchased Mixcraft. I tried the demo some time ago, but I was waiting for a version change or price break to buy. Mixcraft just came out with Version 6.0. More importantly to me, Acoustica lowered the price of Mixcraft Pro Studio 5 to $99.99 USD WITH free upgrade rights to 6.0. That's basically only $25 more than basic Mixcraft. I bought Pro Studio because I wanted the ME80 synth. I have to admit though, the Pianissimo piano is pretty neat too.
since mixctaft8 i started to use it. its very cheap and it is my perfect daw that i can finish any work on it. the 9 is more powerful! believe me, its cheap and amazing! you will love the classic sound and modern sound it gives you.