I'm trying to make my home recordings sound better and need some advice, I do mostly electronic music. Cords: I'm totally overwhelmed on the amount of cords out there on ebay and can't figure out what is quality and will give me a great sound at a not too insane of price. I try doing google searches and can't find anything really. I use a 808 drum machine with a lot of outputs and I was thinking maybe some sort of snake cord thing with a lot of high quality 1/4 cables all tied together? If anyone can send me links or suggestions that would be awesome. Interface: I've been recording things right into my m-audio firewire 410 for ages and want to step it up... yeah I wasn't even using a tube pre or anything and all the recordings just sound flat. I need more inputs big time and am thinking of just getting the maudio 1814 but my real question is... will all my recording suck on these lower end interfaces? Should I get some more expensive unit? Suggestions? I'm using a macbook. Preamp: I need a good tube pre and someone mention the brick by groove tubes. I just want all my synths and drum machines to sound better. Is that a good choice? I really appreciate the help and any suggestions, thank you!