Thanks for that, appreciate it! Then the ARC seems like a bit of a no brainer at this price if anyone is even remotely interested. That is, providing you can get it in your hands and registered before the deadline since it contains a hardware mic and needs to be shipped. Value for the promotion is $199 (according to IKs site) which would cover any of the software offerings as freebies. https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/ARC25--ik-multimedia-arc-2.5-with-mems-microphone Edit: The price of ARC on IKs promo page dropped from $199 to $149 (which seems odd during the middle of a promo) so that may mean that Lurssen is now excluded from the freebies. But it's still giving you $49 of free promo credit (per freebie) at the current $99 sale price.