Before using this, i recorded on a budget. I used a video camera (which i also made films with) and windows movie maker to edit it, and the results took days and still sounded pretty rubbish. And then this i got this for my birthday. I was recording stuff really quickly and although the numerous options of CD creating was confusing for a while, i quickly got round it. It sounds very proffesional, is easy to use, and i still haven't discovered its limits. It has multiple tracks so you can do lots of overdubbing and other great stuff with it. Another thing that astonished me is how many effects it has. The guitars have 99 effects, including some that make it sound like a bass, and the vocals have quite a few as well. Something that would have taken hours or even days on my 'budget' method takes about 10 minutes on this and probably the best thing about it is: IT WORKS INSTANTLY. THERE IS NO COMPLICATED INSTALLATION THING.