I currently am using Garageband and Ableton Live Lite 8 Focusrite edition to record with. My interface is a Focusrite Saffire 6 USB and I use it, and a mixing board sometimes, to record all basic band instruments(guitar, vocals, drums, bass... etc.). I got Ableton for free and obviously GBand too. Reaper is only $40 but I am wondering about how much better it is then the other 2? and is it worth it? I am trying to make professional sounding recordings and am currently working on an album with my band. Since you cant export as high quality .wav files for CD's on GBand, I have to transfer the tracks on there to a different computer with Ableton. This is a pain and not easy work. Is Reaper worth it to solve these problems and make my life easier or should i stick with the free DAW's? Thanks!