First of all, will I be okay with this setup as far as the soundcard goes? The Centrance Micport Pro will be my USB interface, but I'm assuming the soundcard that comes standard on the 15" Macbook Pro is pretty decent? Second, software. I obviously have GarageBand on my Mac. How does this perform for strictly vocal recordings (I do hip-hop) compared to decent low-mid range recording software? With that question asked, I am a college student, and get REALLY good discounts on software at my school. If it gives you any idea, Logic Studio is $150, whereas it is normally $500. So, I would be willing to spend around $100 of my money or so on some recording software IF it will give me significantly better results than GarageBand. But, if for my purposes of recording personal hip-hop projects, I would really be practically just as well off with GarageBand, then I will just keep that. Understand my question? Thanks!