Hi, basically, the story goes: I've got a copy of cubase 5 and looking to record mainly guitar and bass on it (both electric). I will be adding drum tracks at a later date but will most likely program them. Now, I've managed to record a partial track using the on-board sound card and, as I'm sure you can imagine, its Godawful. I'm looking at getting a 'Alesis iO2 USB Audio Interface'. What I want to know is: 1) Will the on-board sound card be of any use (I'm assuming not!)? 2) Any suggestions as to alternative sound cards to look at? 3) Is there something truly essential I'm missing on this list? I'll admit, I'm new to all this. All help and suggestions will be gratefully received.