I would choose the Asus one then if your emphasizing music recording production and audio quality. Core architecture generally are better than AMD in this area. Not to mention the A6 are more akin to the Athlon CPU's than Phenom so in this case the i5 is better for you.
If you were gaming on the other hand, then i would choose the Toshiba because the A6 has a better igp but since you're not, get the asus.
Thanks alot for your answer and input. Which one would you pick just based on overall specs/components? I started leaning towards the Toshiba because of the DVD Burner features (Blu Ray) and label making capabilities. I know just enough to be dangerous to myself, but this is a big purchase. I could not find a definitive answer about what generation the AMD A6 is. I do believe that the i5 is the latest generation (Sandybridge). Appreciate your help.