I've got a fire pod and want to be able to make my bands live recordings sound better. I go directly into the fire pod and use the direct outs of the fire pod into our mixers line inputs, since the presonus preamps sound so much better than our mixer. I only have cubase le that came with the fire pod and i don't really like it so far. It doesn't seem like it is the right software to record my band. We play a kind of hard hitting asoustic blend of jazzy bluesy gypsy revergrass music. I am confused on the whole spdif, adat, compatibility with pro tools and cubase. I don't want all that midi and looping stuff, I just need to make it sound real.