Hey, just joined so I know that this question is probably already answered but I was just going to ask and then Ill do some more research. About a year ago I produced my own album, basically just a demo to get my name out there when I was playin shows. But I am moving in Aug, and I am going to be playing a lot more and start recording a lot more. I have the Line 6 TonePort UX2, and I used like WavePad or Krystal to record and mix my album (which was completely terrible, I squeezed every bit of quality sound out of it that I could). I have been around recording and live sound and such for a few years and I have learned a lot from people I've met. I ordered a new XPS M1530 (which is STILL NOT HERE! after freakin a month) but it is Dual-Core 1.83Ghz, 4G Mem, Vista, blah blah blah. And I got a copy of Cubase SX3, which I plan to use for producing from now on (i just cannot get it to work with the line6, well with out a CRAP load of latency). And I have a bunch of other gear for guitar, conisdering that is my main focus, but I dont feel like going into that. So my question is, What would be the best thing (ie. interface or mixer/digital workstation) for me to get to start recording again? I do not plan on producing albums and such. I just want to get my ideas down and be able to make rough drafts of what I would really want for an album. What would be your guys suggestions? I am willing to spend up to $500 on something, but I would def like to keep it down on the price rang like 200-300. Would it more beneficial for me to just get a nice interface? Or get a decent HD Mixer, like the Zoom HD8CD or something?