So, now with the MIDI drivers and MelIDI 32-bit compatible it's only waiting for the supported USB MIDI interfaces. I'm still an Anthem user, since I've learned to work around its issues and live with it quite happily. But MelIDI is more powerful, that's certain - I just hope I can work with it as easily and rapidly as I can with Anthem. For audio playback, I can recommend the PlayIt module over the (older) !Player app, since that supports the Acorn 16-bit audio hardware directly.
Music composition & production is my main use for RISC OS, so news like this is right up my alley! My RiscPC still performs extremely well and has its hardware fully supported, which I'm still unsure of with regards to the Iyonix and A9home, particularly audio recording and playback. Perhaps someone can fill me in if USB audio recording / playback is supported or being worked on for a particular model?
Incidentally, the timing is very nice, with the Musikmesse in Frankfurt in full swing - see [link]