Concept wrote:Out of the DAWs that you've used, which is the one you'd recommend is easiest to get your head around working with midi-gear and structuring wavs in terms of sequencing?
Ableton Live is fairly intuitive, and has both the session and arrange views, which means you can use it as a standard DAW for sequencing, or use it more like a groovebox and do on-the-fly live stuff (which can they be edited in the arrange window like a DAW later). It's easy to understand why it's so
popular these days.
That said for MIDI and audio integration, my personal favourite is actually Reaper, which I use if I'm not doing live jams or heavy audio treatments.