Q – Hi Lloyd. I know you are NOT a fan of microsoft but I was wondering if you had any knowledge of what windows based studio software I could use that doesn’t require midis, and will allow me to build drums/bass/keyboard etc while also allowing me to record guitar playing and singing?

A – I’d have a look at Ableton Live. I use it on the Mac and it is a great application. For more ideas I’d buy a copy of Computer Music, it is a great magazine.