I've used Cakewalk and Sonar for years. I went that direction, rather than Pro Tools, because I have always been PC based rather than MAC based. I've never been happy with the performance with Sonar on a PC. I've increased Ram, I've changed my hard drive to a SDD to increase the Input/output. The software just never seems to work fast and smooth which needlesly makes tasks longer in working with the software. Sometimes the system "stutters" when I'm recording and then I need to re-record. What computer and/or hardware upgrades might anyone suggest in boosting the performance. Note that the PC would ONLY be used for SONAR X2, and the O/S could be Windows 7 or Windows 8. Note that Sonar X2 does support Windows 8.