hey, i'm currently looking to upgrade to a better studio. After talking to a few people i know I think i want to go with Protools, Blue baby bottle mic, and either a presonus eureka or joemeek vc6q mic pre/compressor. Being that I would be using an external preamp I am assuming that the Mbox essentially only serves as an interface between the PC and audio equipment. If this is the case would the MBox 2 mini work just as well as the MBox 2 for my purposes? Would there be any benefit for me to get the MBox 2 even though I won't be using it as a preamp? I'm just trying to save a few bucks. Thanks in advance.