I am STILL trying to assemble my 1st ever DAW. I have a 933Mhz G4 and probably will end up using DP4 software. I record guitar based pop w midi keys and drums. I am a long time former home writer/recorder, using 1/2" tape and syncing to midi via SMPTE. Now my question is exactly what hardware pieces will I need to get underway here? Like mic pres, sound card, converter boxes, front end stuff, etc? I am totally out of touch w digital stuff and will be more or less starting from scratch. At this point, I do not plan on recording anything but myself. Direct keys/drums, miked vocals, guitar, bass and percussion. I have a moderate but ample budget and really am after high quality results. (who isn't?) Any opinions/suggestions are appreciated.