Just this morning I was part of a conversation of some "audio engineers" who were complaining about the sound of digital, especially Pro Tools. They told the client it would have sounded better had it been recorded analog. This is the biggest piece of misinformation on the planet today. Lets see, the best analog tape in the world had a signal to noise of about 60db versus over a hundred for 24 bit digital. The distortion was in the realm of 2%-5% for analog tape versus .003% for digital. It just so happens that digital is a far better storage medium than analog ever dreamed about being. Stating it like a friend of mine here in Nashville said, "Putting Pro Tools in the hands of most of these would be engineers of today, is like giving a monkey a machine gun." I have also heard the argument that one DAW sounds better than another, and that too, within the digital realm, is mostly nonsense. The Analog I/O can sound very different from brand to brand, but the digital signal itself is governed by rules that are set in stone, and unless you have a clocking problem where you have tons of drift or jitter, there is so precious little difference between the digital competing formats that it is not worth talking about. Don't believe me? I have access to an Audio Precision SYS-2722A audio anaylzer which can test both analog and digital performance in every realm you could imagine. I have done these tests. Between Pro Tools, Logic, and Neundo, and I can guarantee you as long as you don't run the audio into clip, there is not a person on this planet that can hear the difference between these formats in digital format only. Now, yes there are some differences in the sound of the analog, but I can guarantee you the digital is virtually identical, assuming you don't do something stupid like clocking errors or clip the incoming audio. The one major problem I see when working in Nashville's studios today is that those engineers who never had training when it was analog consoles and analog tape machines, is they don't seem to understand how to make music. Believe me, audio engineering has far less to do with the gear, or the storage medium than it does the talent of the engineer doing the work. Rules of audio, techniques and creative thinking is the required element regardless of the format. Quit complaining! YOu guys have far better equipment than we ever dreamed about 25-30 years ago.