I'd look long and hard at StudioOne's DAW before putting the money down for it. My "Artist" copy is glitchy from the word go (running it on 2 different PC's with plenty of RAM and CPU speed). Not saying to drop it from consideration, just make sure you know what you are spending money on. It is a very capable DAW but I have seen and been told about a lot of problems with it and the work flow sometimes makes no sense to me (but then again, a lot of stuff doesn't). I have PT10/11, refuse to pay a subscription fee, don't get any updates. I can live with that since I don't make a living off my recording efforts. I don't know what AVID was thinking when they did the PT 12 Subscription deal. Bad decision making seems to be their downfall (dropping 11R and not developing it with upgrades and such is another bad decision, JMHO). The Headrush board is being done by someone else, I think, and they saw the potential and ran with it. Good for them.