Hey guys, I want to start and say I am soon off to college, and while I need a lot of gear, I have 2000 dollars, and because I write everything in my musical project I have always wished for a cool recording setup. I basically want something of extreme quality to plug into a mac that will be a forever investment. That being said I believe Berklee College of Music supplies you with a Digidesign Mbox. I was checking out the ensemble by apogee and Logic, but was confused as to whether this would be a good idea if I am learning on Pro Tools? In all reality I a more concerned about quality of preamps/converters, as my main goal would to be able to record everything but drums from home, and take my dry unprocessed mixed tracks, to a pro studio for use with all their expensive outboard gear. Also I hardly have any experience with mixing etc and would just like to be able to TRACK with pro quality at home. Really 2 inputs is fine, but more is no problem, I just want a forever investment. Or should I be looking at brands like avalon or something for a lifetime investment?