First off, I'm glad I found this place - my last recording forum was extremely slow. Before I posted yesterday, it had been dead for a month. I have a relatively simple request: help me find out where my audio might get bottlenecked so I can start planning out an upgrade process? What I have so far: Microphones - MXL990 & 991 Cables - 5-foot Monster brand USB interface/Pre's - Alesis iO2 Express Audio Interface 2x2 Space - I live on a big metal boat at the moment, so not much I can do about sound control to get a good dry recording. Monitoring/mixing equipment - Sennheiser HD201 'phones (no room for actual monitors at the moment) I think I've got around 500 dollars to play with. Any suggestions? Where should I start first? EDIT: I forgot to mention - this is only for recording my acoustic and vocals, the most lines in I'll need will be two. I generally double-mic my guitar while recording the backing along to a metronome, then record the vocals, then add any extra guitar/vocal parts that I come up with during mixing.