My version came with a Xoom microphone; the latest version costs about 550 euros. For Mac (and Windows), not Linux.
|WaveLab LE 7.1|
WaveLab is nice, stable and conservative. Clearly packed with features to explore and enjoy. Also quite expensive and not made for Linux.
Running a trial (required for a journalism class). Basic version costs about 100 euros, "pro" version about 340 euros. For Mac (and Windows), not Linux.
Free, open source, cross platform (for Mac, Linux, Windows and more). Export of MP3-files requires separate installation of LAME codec which is also free and easy.
Each screenshot above shows the unmodified software having just imported an mp3-file of A Hero Comes Home from the Beowulf soundtrack.