I 've used Acid for ten years and am really too old and tired to learn another DAW well, but I like the Ketron SD2 hardware synth enough to at least try. Cubase and Sonar are the only PC DAWs with a patch that lets the user easily access all the instruments in the synth. I tried the Cubase 7 Elements demo, I set up Kontakt just to see how that would work and any sound I played would not turn off. I tried the same thing in Reaper and everything worked great from performance to render, but Reaper doesn’t have a Ketron patch so that’s no good. Any help appreciated. Oh yeah, my 30 days on the demo is up, does Steinberg allow a second demo period?