You can also get Ableton Live Lite 8 free if you have a free Soundcloud account. (And if you have a commercial version of Ableton, you get five free months of Soundcloud Pro.)
For what it's worth, having played with a number of DAWs over the past few weeks (I love Reaper, except for the routing), I think the most ass-kicking deal is Sonar X1 LE Starter Kit, which you can pick up for less than $45 this month at Cakewalk's download shop. You might want to drool a bit at Sonar X1's new Skylight interface, and maybe even try it without restrictions for thirty days. (Sorry, this one's Windows only.)
Any cool or cheap music stuff we should know about?
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