Tracktion 2 just rocks. It's as easy as Garage Band, it works with VST plug-ins and it is a solid piece of software. I just used it to record and master 2 tracks and it worked wonderfully.
It comes with a bunch of plug-ins including Amplitube (guitar modeling), SampleTank (a sampler) and a variety of sound effects and Mastering Tools. Here, take a look at the features it comes with:
- Amplitube LE (Guitar)
- SampleTank SE (Sampler)
- LinPlug RM4 (Drum Machine)
- FreeAlpha (Synth)
- Slayer 2 (Guitar)
- Claw (Single Monophonic Synth)
- Over 10 Mastering plugins and many more.
- Here's a complete list.
Did I mention that it costs up to $100!!! Here, start off by downloading it here.