I am currently without a DAW, just wanted to get some opinions. Are these Intro/Elements versions even worth it? Like let' say I am not really interested in synths that come with it. I have synths from NI, I also know some cheap software synths which honestly I might be good for a while. I am mostly interested in editing/mixing/mastering since most of my arrangements will be done in Maschine. I have some effects stuff from NI and could probably get by with stock EQs and compressors. I never used any of these DAWs, I do not have a preference (maybe Cubase slightly since it looks more like a traditional DAW). Here are links to comparing Elements and Intro versions, if you guys want to take a look. https://new.steinberg.net/cubase/compare-editions/ https://www.ableton.com/en/live/compare-editions/ My main DAW used to be ProTools, I still have a working version which is old, but they are subscription now and it's crazy expensive, I am not sure I am ready to spend over $300 per year on a DAW.... and no Lite version or anything. So I am not sure I want to dig myself deeper into a DAW which I probably won't ever use again. I am asking because there is no way to try out the Lite versions, I will only sample the full version and won't be able to tell about the limitations until I buy. from what I see, if I bring my own instruments/synths and don't do any vocal and don't need any auto-tune type stuff then I should be ok. But want another opinion. And how do the lite versions compare to Reaper? Reaper is good and all but it feels empty and I am not sure how good the stock EQ and compressors are.