Hello, I'm looking for some advice from other people, especially ones who, despite being Logic users, happen to have some knowledge of other applications. I'm currently a hobbyist regarding music production. I mostly play keyboards, and I like to play around with virtual instruments (VSTi), creating small recordings, also adding some audio tracks sometimes (voice, guitar, external synths). During the years, I always kept using the entry level version of Cubase, first on Windows, then on Mac since some years. The latest I own is Cubase Essential 4, which I should now probably upgrade to Cubase Artist 6 for a price of 100 euros (seems like an upgrade to the upcoming cheaper Cubase Elements 6 will not be possible). But... I actually used it so little in recent years (essentially didn't use it at all for 3 years, and used it superficially anyway in previous years), that I feel like I will need to learn it again from scratch. So, here comes the question: maybe I should take the opportunity for a jump, if I can find a software which better suits me? I already looked at Ableton Live in the past, but I've heard good things about Logic recently. My target would of course be Logic Express 9 (200 euros). Is there anyone here who can compare it to an entry level Cubase? As far as I can guess and understand, these are some advantages I see in the two choices: Logic Express 9: More complete builtin plugins More OSX-friendly No hardware key (I hate it!) Cubase Artist 6: Official VST host implementation, maximum external plugin compatibility (I think in the past I encountered some plugin which was not available in both VST and AU formats... I'm talking about free plugins and special cover-CD editions) Even though I should learn it again from scratch, I suppose I will be helped by the fact that I used it in the past Cheaper Of course, most important is something I cannot guess now: the ease of use, the speed, the stability... As I have very little time to spend on music, I need an application where I can start creating something very fast, and where I never encounter unexpected problems or errors. Thanks for any useful info.