The down side: now that EVERYBODY has all the recording studio tools, EVERYBODY thinks they're an engineer. Even the pros have to learn the hard way.... all those years that Alex Lifeson spent playing and recording with Rush gave him enough knowledge and experience to make and release one of- if not THE- worst sounding albums Of All Time (Vapour Trails). The next time you run into some blabbermouth bragging on his computer power and ProTools rig, do humanity and the music world a favor and punch him in the face. Then introduce him to an engineers' forum. And not that silly Cakewalk forum either.