Brief Summary Seeking advice in choosing: Midi Interface, Sound Card, and Mixer Price Budget: $1500 Goal & Motive: Putting together a Nice Solid but Flexible DAW Kind of Studio: Home Studio, Computer Recording/Sequencing Equipment and Software Using: Yamaha Motif ES6, An old Roland Dr. Groove DR-202, Reason 1.1, Fruity Loops; soon to purchase Cubase SX 3.0 Futher Detail If only working with one keyboard, a drum machine, adding a sound module later and looking forward to sequencing in Cubase, what Midi interface would be the most efficient and helpful to a setup such as this? (Price range $100-300) What type of sound card (of best quality/price) would be resourceful for such a setup if also working with Audio (such as sampling, recording, and the like, but not more than two recording simultaneously)? (Price Range $200-600) And I saw this mixer (below), which hooks up via usb and claims it doesn’t require a sound card. Does this seem like the most efficient and easiest, carefree move? And would this also serve as a midi interface as well? TASCAM US-428 USB Digital Audio Workstation interface Is there better (in the price range given)? If there is, what, and why would it be better? Also, what would be a good mixer as in quality and the pre-amps for a vocal mic and guitar? Excuse the ignorance; I’m still in the beginning stages of learning and applying. Thanks for any replies and help!!!!