Hey! So I'm pretty new to recording,i've recorded in a studio once several years ago, and have messed around on garage band with some old cheep m-audio gear, but that is about it. I'm looking into getting into recording and would appreciate some tips. I'm looking at using the m-audio pro tools. I want a fire wire interface for sure but not sure what to get that is in my current budget. I want to spend about $500 starting out, but of corse I want the good stuff, the pro fire 2626 haha, what are my best alternatives? Also, i'd like some mic suggestions. Something that will give me a decent sound recording vox and acoustic guitar. Few things to throw out there: I plan on expanding eventually to be able to record drums using a 7 piece mic set. For now, I am going to be mixing with headphones until I can afford monitors. And finally, I have a habit (dunno if its bad or good) of only wanting to buy nice gear. Thanks for any tips you have! Appreciate it!