Reaper is a full function audio production program which comes with a shed load of features and tech smarts. The program is also tightly coded, which means no bloatware to contend with, a sure sign that someone is trying to do the job properly. Available as a fully working demo, and with a non-commercial license at $50.00. Oh and did we mention it’s from the same team that delivered Winamp and Gnutella?
Tool-less mouse interface — spend less time clicking * Drag and drop files to instantly import them into a project * Support for mixing any combination of file type/samplerate/bit depth on each track * Easily split, move, and resize items * Each item has easily manipulated fades and volume * Tab to transient support * Configurable and editable automatic crossfading of overlapping items * Per-item pitch shift and time stretch * Arbitrary item grouping