I've been producing/hosting a weekly podcast for a little over six years. For most of that time I've been using Soundtrack Pro to record, edit, and master. But now I've upgraded my 20008 octo core to a 2012 hex core, and along with that my MOTU Traveler (the original version) to an RME Fireface UCX, I'm thinking I should also switch from STP to a better, newer DAW, especially since Apple seems to have quietly deprecated STP with no prospective replacement in sight. My go-to guy for hardware suggests Pro Tools, but I'm not entirely sure that it would be appropriate for me. Cubase, likewise, doesn't speak to me, nor do several of the other usual suspects. I'm fiddling with a trial version of Adobe Audition, which seems nice, but it can't do some things I do routinely with STP (like adding ambient sound -- at least, not automatically resizing an ambient sound clip where necessary, if I understand what I'm doing, which may not be the case). I record at 24/96, and may now go higher with the UCX (this provides lots of headroom for editing). I need multitrack for putting together the final podcast with intro and exit comments, music bumpers, etc. And I need a good export ability to .mp3 format. Otherwise it's just relatively simple editing (I use iZotope RX for noise reductions) so I don't have any need for most features of the commercial programs. I've tried Audacity and don't really like it. It used to crash a lot; maybe it doesn't do that now but I don't really trust it, either. Do any experienced, maybe professional (?), audio people have ideas about appropriate software? All suggestions are welcome and much appreciated.