I'm just starting my major in music production and we're required to get an Mbox 2 and Protools LE with our G4 Powerbooks. This is the first time anyone has told me anything about recording that the first 5 pages of an instructions don't tell you, and I've spent the past 3 or so years recording on a Fostex VF-16 track. I've recorded a lot but it's all been entirely unscientific trial and error. Now I'm gonna start learning. Anyway. I have this Mbox and I absolutely need to record 8 tracks at a time. 002 is expensive. Firepod looks nice but its not compatible with protools. Instead it comes with Cubase LE. I need to learn protools for school so I want to use it as much as possible. So it says on the prosonus website that you can convert your cubase tracks to protools. I want to know: Is this obnoxious? Is there a loss of quality? Is there any reason that I really shouldn't do this? Do you have any better ideas? THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR RESPONSES.