It combines a very user-friendly stereo editor with a whole range of processing capabilities, effects, Red-Book compatible CD burning software, audio analysis, an audio file database, batch processing and sampler support.
Since version 3.0 it has a nondestructive editing concept.
It is a software that supports CD and DVD audio in one user interface. and DVD audio authoring
Surround audio up to 8 channels in WMA 5.1 or DVD audio.
In order to use the surround capabilities of this software you would need a soundcard with 5.1 or 7.1 sound and speakers that fit. If you only need stereo editing you can stay with version 4 which is a lot cheaper.
Manufacturers Homepage: Steinberg
(Windows 95/98, ME, 2000, NT)