Hello All, First of all, I would like to say that this forum ROCKS!! I'm new to this forum and have had a lot of my questions answered regarding DAW's just by reading through these topics! I am new to DAW and am interested in building a dedicated machine for this purpose. Someone from Guitar Center told me that I should have two machines? One for sequencing, soft synths, samples, etc...and the other for plug ins and mastering. How acurate is this suggestion? What I want to do is use Gigasampler, Reason and a MIDI/Audio sequencer (Cubase, Sonar Logic...will demo first before making final decision). I also want to use my existing equipment with this new set-up. (Yamaha EX5, MPC, Variphrase, VS1880) Any and all comments and suggestions appreciated.