Re: Which edition?
D F Tweedie
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I think it depends upon how serious you are about your demos and original music. You don't have to be a "power user" to aspire to the highest quality in what you do do.
With that in mind, after many years of going along with the low end version and using the MIDI in my high end DAWs, I went for the audiophile because I wanted the highest quality audio files from the real tracks.
I am not disappointed. I'll often run a song 3 or 4 times with different soloist reel tracks playing in the basic rhythm sections, export those files and tuck them along with live recording, loops, etc. in my DAW. I have musicians with pretty good ears ask with surprise where I got the studio musicians for the tracks.
The one draw back is that you can't get real tracks to play exactly what you wish, but the licks are so good and genre tight that you can almost always work them in.
Now if I was only accompanying myself and not interested in quality production, I'd stop below the audiophile package and go with the MP3 real tracks.