I wanted to see if I could get some advice on what to go with to get a decent home studio setup. I already have Cubase SX but I have used Adobe Audition 1.5 for all my recordings thus far. I want to get into the midi so that is one thing I’m looking for. I have somewhere between 400 -600 dollars to spend so that is my budget. Here are my CPU specs: AMD/Atholon 64 bit processor 3000+ 1 GB RAM 160 GB Hard drive MSI K8N Neo4-F Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 ATX AMD Motherboard http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130491 (if there are any other specs needed to make a better decision just let me know, I was a little unsure about that) Here are a couple of solutions I’ve come up with after a lot of searching and spending time with Tweak’s guide: Solution #1 midi controller - CME UF5 http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/UF5/ Sound Card – Audiophile 2496 http://www.zzounds.com/item--MDOAP2496 Mixer - Yamaha MG82CX http://www.zzounds.com/item--YAMMG82CX And a direct box – Behringer DI100 Active http://www.zzounds.com/item--BEHDI100 One thing that I was unsure of was if I had the necessary cables and software. I guess I just need to know if this setup makes sense and will work. Are there any vital parts that I am excluding? Solution #2 M-audio Ozone http://www.zzounds.com/item--MDOOZONE One of the main reasons that this appealed to me was because I can get it with Proppelerhead’s Reason for 220$. But if it is obvious that the other set up will produce better results I can always get Reason one day when I have the money. I really appreciate anyone that has read this far and helps me out in any way.