Alright. So i am new to the forums, and fairly new to recording as well. To make a long story short, I am in school for the recording industry (Music Industry Arts @ Fanshawe) and i need to set my self up with a digital work station. Nothing over the top, but something that can run logic, and possibly pro tools LE. So what am I looking at here? As far as the computer is concerned i was thinking of getting an iMac 20" with 2 gigs of ram. Is this enough power to run with out locking up? Also i need some sort of interface for mics and direct inputs. Is the Mbox 2 the best way to go about it, or are there better options for my money. Also i need a midi controller. Just a 5 octave keyboard is all i would need. I should add that until i can afford some decent monitors i will be mixing from my AKGs. so am i missing something? Any help is greatly appreciated. keep in mind i am a student on a budget. I can't afford a digi 002 or any thing like that.