I'm trying to get myself decently set up for at home recordings, with minimal time and money invested. I'm semi-computer competent, and I do have some experience using standalone digital recorders, but have never gotten myself properly set up to use a PC. I tried my hand at ProTools, using v8 and an Mbox 2 mini. Changed PCs to a Windows 7 version, and ProTools completely failed me. So, I ditched it. Never really got along with it anyways. In an effort to get myself set up again, I leached off a few friends, and got set up with Audition, and a Eurorack MX 1604A, going straight into the PC. This worked ok, but I had to sum the inputs, which was kinda a drag. Recently found new drivers for the Mbox that make it usable sans ProTools w/ W7, and thought that I could run this between the mixer and the PC. That's where I am now. I do also have a Baggs preamp that I haven't been using (aside from w/ the cello, when using the pickup, which is what I have it for). All this has been done haphazardly, with no usable knowledge of what I should and should not be doing. This is stuff I've gotten, and I've made it work. I'm coming here to learn if I could be getting significant improvements in quality, or ease, by doing something different. I don't really want to delve too deeply, not out of lack of interest, but just out of priorities, as all the time I spend learning about recording is time spent not learning about making and writing music... That said, I do spend a lot of time and effort getting electric guitar rigs to sound good, and it seems sort of silly to spend afternoons rolling tubes, and then haphazardly record them... Yup. That's where I'm at.