okayyy...I know I am simplifying this to extremes but Im gonna be pulling in around 4500 dollars this summer which I want to dedictae soley to a laptop based beatmaking station...If possible id like to keep it under 3500 with software and all...is that possible? I looked into a mac powerbookG4...good choice? Id like a quality set up because My friend who is graduating high school this year is going to be starting a studio in which he has asked me to be a partner in...im a sophmore in HS...so anyways what kind of laptop should i look into and for software what kind of stuff do u think i would want? ive read alot about reason and traktion but still not clear...I want to be able to create my own beats and sample here and there...help? :? This includes possible soundcards and interfaces...the most i would input is around 4 mics if that and maybe turntables...am i on the right path or off to some horribly spent money? somebody....teach me lol.