Hi, just bought a lovely Phonic Helix mixing desk with firewire. Unfortunatly what i thought was a firewire connection on my laptop is actually something else, no biggie as it's time for a new one anyway so... I can afford a grand+ or two- for a new laptop and software (i currently use Cubase, Live and Reason. I like them all but am open to others), the main consideration for the software is how many tracks it can record simultaniously, the Helix has 18 ins and i plan to use most of them. As for the computer, don't need any flashy tricks or bits, just a quality base thats as future proof as possible (Mac or PC). So, what do you think?