Brief Summary Kind of Studio: Home Studio, Computer Recording/Sequencing Price Budget: $1000 Seeking advice in choosing: Midi Interface, Sound Card, Mixer Futher Detail If only working with one keyboard, a drum machine, adding a sound module later and looking forward to sequencing in Cubase, what Midi interface would be the most efficient and helpful to a setup such as this? (Price range $100-300) What type of sound card (of best quality/price) would be resourceful for such a setup if also working with Audio (such as sampling, recording, and the like, but not more than two recording simultaneously)? (Price Range $200-600) And I saw this mixer (below), which hooks up via usb and claims it doesn’t require a sound card. Does this seem like the most efficient and easiest, carefree move? And would this also serve as a midi interface as well? TASCAM US-428 USB Digital Audio Workstation interface Picture: http://beatstreetmusic.com/images/us428_3.jpg Info: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=41784&item=3767682427&rd=1 Is there better (in the price range given)? If there is, what, and why would it be better? Also, what would be a good mixer as in quality and the pre-amps for a vocal mic and guitar? Excuse the ignorance; I’m still in the beginning stages of learning and applying. Thanks for any replies and help!!!!