i really like the apogee duet 2. i think it has the least feature for what i need and is potentially the most bang for the buck in my prioce range of around 600 - 800 as long as it isnt loaded with crap im never ever gona use, i sing, and play acoustic, and do multitrackin, on the fly i wouldnt want more than 2 or 3 inputs. dont need any crazy features. as far as mic i like the sterling st69. do i need to go tube though is the question, im willing to spend a litle more on the mic if i go apogee wich is 600 clams. i also am interested in the rode ntk beccause it has less features, no cardioid changing features and stuff. PLEASE HELP ME. i got the voice, now i just need the gear, i made an allessis palm track sound frigin awsome, the odd time when the room and mic placement was just right, if i practicied extremely hard and drank lots of warm water... took years... juts found it was hard to get my rainsong jm1000 quiet enough without a capo, even though my voice cuts hard even when its quiet.