Hello, I have a Sony Vaio Laptop (8gb ram, Vista 64, 2.5ghz core2 duo), it's powerful enough for photoshop and my other work, but unfortunately I have had no luck recording, it must have a crummy soundcard? Any way, I want to try my hand at recording some guitar stuff again. I used to record on my big machine years ago, but I had a nice sound card (because I knew I was going to be recording) and had no trouble getting rid of distortion, and had no lag when recording. On my Vaio, I get alot of distortion (like to much gain) when recording, even though the volume on my amp is almost at zero, (headphone-out on my amp, into mic-in on my laptop) and there is lag when I record as well, even after changing as many settings around as I could find. I've searched around and found several people suggesting a Line 6 GuitarPort as a very good, inexpensive way to help record electric guitars. I see that it uses USB instead of mic-in, does anyone know if this will get rid of my lag & distortion problem? Thanks!