On paper Soundtrack Pro II is incredible. I was very impressed with the Demo I saw at NAB. The Demo was for 2 guys from Skywalker ranch, I just stood behind them listening in. They were very impressed and wanted Apple to come to the Ranch to show it to others.
After they left the booth, I spent aout 30 minutes with an Apple guy who was very sharp. He gave me a very thorough overview of the program.
I soon after bought a MAC for work just so I could integrate with our FCP guys. Well... soundtrack Pro is NOT ready for real world use yet. Granted I am new to the program, and new to MAC, but the program is very slow and instable. I have read on the Apple forum that it is loaded with major bugs.
Here is a list of why I am so attracted to it:
1. auto conform with FCP
2. spectral editor built in
3. AU support for 3rd party plugins
4. Multi-take editor could be a real time saver
5. Will work well with any video codec that FCP will work with.
6. FreeFilter type of EQ modeling plugin included
7. 5.1 and stereo audio files on the same track
8. 2 DVDs worth of free sound effects, many of which are 5.1.
The workflow is different than I am used to, but it might be better. It's also a very cool looking program, not that that matters.
If they can get it stable, they may make a Mac user out of me
But for now I am on PC with Vegas, Nuendo, and Wavelab.