Hi Everyone, I'm new here. I'm no stranger to amateur home recording, but I finally have 10 or so songs recently written with voice and acoustic guitar that I'll be arranging/adding instrumentation to via my home setup this coming year. Here is my gear list: Dell Studio 17 Core Duo 2.53Ghz, 6GB RAM (64bit, Win 7) running Sonar X1 Producer Edition Older Win XP Desktop with Echo Layla 24/96 PCI card running Sonar 7 Studio Tascam 388 JBL LSR2325 POD 1 GK 400RB Bass Preamp Tech 21 Sansamp Bass DI Line 6 FM4 Filter Modeler DBX 266XL Stereo Compressor Lexicon MPX 100 BBE 482i M-Audio Keystation 61 Korg Electribe Emx-1 Roland MS-1 Outboard Sampler Alesis DM Pro with Pintech Pro Kit and Alesis Trigger i/o Rhode N1, assorted 57s and staple recording mics... My question is do any of you have a process worked out for V-Drums at home utilizing multiple computers and a tape machine for laying down basic rhythm tracks? The newer more powerful laptop and Alesis i/o are new additions for me, and what I am thinking is to use the processor of it for virtual drums alone, capture and edit/time correct via midi with the older desktop and the Layla, then dump raw 8-out drum mix onto tape on the 388...then back into the newer laptop and X1 via a stereo mix with some of the outboard gear...or sometimes as seperate tracks depending on the song. I'm intersted in what people's reaction is to this...do you think it's way too much work, and using stereo v-drums within the box supplied on DAWS is fine? I love my 388, and in particular the way it can warm up a drum mix, and make v-drums sound less "V"... ...is it worth it for the added control of seperated tracks for each drum? If you are in this camp...then what should I use to get the individual drum sounds out of the laptop?? I'm pretty sure the Layla is PCI only, so I can't use that. Appreciate any thoughts.