i have been hear ALOT of bad things with USB Interface. If i had a choice and the budget to choose other wise i would, but i dont. My main question is will the Alesis Multimix 8USB 8 Channel Mixer work fine with my Dell Inspiron E1505 laptop? It has a dual core processor, 512MB of shared11 DDR2 SDRAM , & 1.83GHz/667MHz FSB/2MB Cache. It also has a Firewire IEEE 1394 port but the Firewire version of the Alesis Multimixer is just out of my budget. Another question is.. Is the firewire verison really worth the extra money, or is it just a small improvement in quality? and if there is a difference between the two please share what they are. thank you.