I'm looking to create a little home studio, and 'm looking for a recording interface for my laptop. I'm using vista 32, and don't have firewire. I'm only recording vocals, and guitars, so I would only need 2 channels. What is the best solution for this? Do I get a firewire card, so I can use firewire? Do I use a USB interface? Should I look at getting a desktop first? One thing: I can't really afford a mac. As far as programs go, I'm pretty adaptable. I usually use Sony Acid Pro, but have done stuff with Ableton, and others, so I don't need protools... basically don't have a preference as long as it gets the job done. I am on a budget, but don't want to sacrifice too much quality so just looking for the good ol' bang to buck ratio, and something that records quality sound, as long as the other gear is there. etc... Thanks!