Good to know on the quality and yes it is much easier than FMOD could ever hope to be.
That GUI picture shown there was done in photoshop. I'm in C# .net 2008 and realizing that Winforms don't do PNG alpha the right way. They just render with the background of the form behind them instead of the control that is behind them. Grr.
Windows Presentation Framework does it right though. Looks like I have something new to learn.