I'm new to recording and need to buy some hardware and software. With basic research, I think I've narrowed my choices to the Firebox or the Mbox, but I don't think I know enough to make an informed choice. Any advice would be appreciated! My computer: Dell laptop, Pentium M 1.86, 512 RAM (upgradable to 2 GB, which I have no problem doing), hard drive at 5400 RPM (am considering getting a faster external hard drive), 1 firewire, 4 USB, 533 FSB. What I plan to do: Guitar, vocals, and acoustic instruments as audio tracks. Drums, keys, bass, and maybe samples as MIDI tracks. I won't be recording bands - rather, I will be composing songs myself one track at a time. Also would appreciate any opinions on whether Cubase LE (bundled with the Firebox) or ProTools LE (bundled with Mbox) would be better for my situation. Thanks!