Dear NI People, This is probably the gazillionth time you've been asked a question like this, but I'm looking for advice on what sort of DAW to choose to integrate with Komplete 12. It's been years since i last fidgeted around with a proper DAW (first PT, then Reaper), and in the meantime I've been making music on my iPad. Now, though, I want to return to a more expansive pc-based production environment, but I'm definitely no genius at the intricacies of DAW (or computers for that matter) which is why I'm looking for a sort of complete plug-and-play solution with possibilities to create both good-sounding electronic beats, good-sounding acoustic beats, and a range of synths/instruments to use. For this purpose, getting one of the Komplete 12 versions seems like an obvious choice. DAW wise, I'm currently undecided between Cubase and S1; Cubase seems to integrate nicely with NI-stuff (and has good midi editing possibilities), but it also seems fairly complicated for a tech idiot like me. Conversely, S1 seems more simple and intuitive, but as far as I can gather it integrates poorly with NI software. What i more specifically want to be able to do as easily as possible is: 1) to put down midi beats with an external pad controller into the daw, tweak/automate/quantize/humanize the midi in the DAW and to trigger the various drum samples in Komplete 12 as output, preferably with each element of a drumkit (cymbal, SD, BD etc.) routed to different audio channels for individual effects. I would also like to be able to have multiple layers on the acoustic drums for dynamics. I don't like working with loops, but want to build up to the beats from scratch. 2) To be able to do the same thing with synths/instruments; based on online demos, I'm sort of in love with the 49 MKII keyboard as it seems a great way to manage and control the various VST's in Komplete, but I'm aware that at least the transport controls don't work with S1. 3) I also want to be able to track guitars/real instruments in whichever DAW i end up with. So: Am i right that Komplete 12 would be an awesome choice for my needs? And, if yes: which daw (Cubase/S1/another) would work best for the above, considering that I more than suck at intricate routings/midi programming/etc? Any and all help is greatly appreciated!