Ive been a user of samp since it was at 5.1 and owned by sek'd. also been a protools tdm user since mix + and now HD3 accell. If u r looking for samp to give u what protools gives u, u gonna be disappointed. Its a totally different way of working. When u get to the midi and softsynth stuff, samp cant hang. midi still not up to par in samp. pt a little more simplier. But samp sounds great and object editor is it. and u can burn from within.