Hi Danny, what repeater/recorder do you use?
i'm not really sure if i'm understanding your question too good, but my live rig is built in max/msp a sort of visual programming language. for recording i use ableton. but there are many options out there if you are looking to process stuff. for a cool DAW i'd recommend reaper. other sound mangling/processing platforms i like are kenaxis, and audio mulch. that's what's so beautiful about NOW. you can do it yourself and it's cheap. it just takes some time to learn.