I've been playing classical piano and (mostly acoustic) jazz guitar for a few years, but now I want to check out the world of audio production, electronic music etc. 1. I have a mid 2009 Macbook Pro 15" and Logic Pro, and Sibelius 6, and I'm thinking of buying an 8-core Mac Pro with 4 internal harddrives, one for Mac OS, one for Ubuntu, one for Windows 7 and one for backup. Any thoughts on this? Does it sound good? 2. I have, as stated, Logic Pro and Sibelius 6 for Mac. I also have a few ixi-apps. What more should I get? I've been thinking of Ableton Live. On Ubuntu I have Rosegarden and Muse. Any more linux-apps? I'm also thinking of getting Komplete 6. Is it worth the money? Any better alternatives out there? 3. I probably need a soundcard! I have NO clue when it comes to this. I have understood that you need a certain kind to use Pro Tools, and I probably want that kind then, as I want to be able to use Pro Tools 4. I've been making some ambient electronic stuff, and would like to play it live where I mix a band with the recorded stuff, and also be able to add new stuff live. What do I need to do this? A mixer? 5. What speakers do you recommend for the Mac Pro? This will need to be budget-priced. Yes, I know I'm a total noob, so some help would be great!