I have a Mac G3 with a 500mhz processor with 768 MB of RAM, and 20 GB of Hardrive space (small, I know). I would appreciate suggestions on the proper equipment to buy for long term use. I am on a budget but would rather buy a couple of quality things first and build on a good platform than to try and conquer the DAW world all at once on a limited budget and end up with a half ass studio. These are the things I was thinking of getting. MOTU Digital Performer 4.0 MOTU 828 interface An external hardrive, maybe LaCie A Couple of Mics, maybe Sure 58 and 57 I am going to want to run both digital instruments: keyboards, electric drums, etc., and analog: vocals, accoustic guitar, bass, accoustic drums, etc, into this DAW. In other words the whole shebang. I am very open to experienced insights and wisdom on what to buy and how to get started. I am not set on getting any one thing yet. I want to eventually be able to record my own stuff and master it, beginning to end. I am a songwriter. I play multiple instruments and sing as well as my wife and children. Thanks ahead of time to those who contribute to my question! Daniel P.S. Feel free to shoot back questions to better help answer mine.