I am a professional clarinetist who has dabbled at various times with recording. I am now looking to put together a home recording kit for a project involving overdubbing myself. Equpiment on hand currently is a Mackie 1202 mixer (original version) along with a pair of Shure BG 4.0 mics. Overall budget is about $1000 and I'm guessing about half should go towards the mic. It's hard to know where to begin but I have found a lot of good reviews on the Rode NT2A. Would this be a good choice for solo clarinet in a small room? If so, which interface/preamp would make a good pairing? Beyond the mic, I like the idea of an interface with DAW software but have one big issue: computer fan noise. I need to have the controls at my side as I record. I have a recent desktop and a 4 year old Dell laptop with typical fan noise, both with firewire. I also have an Acer netbook (windows/linux) that is quieter but it does not have Firewire and with 1.5GB RAM may not have the necessary memory or horsepower. I have been considering a Zoom R16 but am not thrilled with the uncorrected latency and likely less-than-stellar audio quality. I am open to all suggestions and hoping to get started soon. Thanks in advance!