My style of recording, or the style I'm going for, is the reverb/echo feel of José González meets the dry sound of Portishead (their third album). I'm going for minimalism like José but there's a lot I want to put in, freedom like Portishead. Currently my mic is an Audio Technica AT4041 My preamp/interface is a Presonus Firebox My recording software is Garageband 8 I recently got to record a show with the Firebox through a Mixer and it was very interesting working with a mixing board (albeit was very small). I would love to get a board that records Analog (to cassette tape, but without the tape works too). any suggestions? I tried looking on Ebay and im still looking but I hope you all can point me in a better direction. I'm also looking for a drum machine/sample, for instance, I plan on buying a Moog Little Phatty sometime down the road and would love to have a good beat maker/machine/sampler/whatever it is so I can start making electronic music properly.