Sony Sound Forge
Rating this product on the basis of my use so far is not really fair, seeing that this is my first experience with a sound editing program. But be that as it may, my experience so far is that the program is way over-weighted with computer slang (cut-and-paste, user interface - etc.) and should have, instead of the talky but seemingly incomplete "ask me how" prompts, a step-by-step task oriented instruction manual that starts with the simplest tasks, referring to a chart with numbers assigned to the various software "buttons" and a pathway chart referring to the numbered buttons to be used in sequence to accomplish various tasks. As it stands now, I'd pay an extra $20 for a copy of that book!