Heya, I am starting out recording with a band, and currently trying to find a set-up that will go within 500-600 dollars. I am setting all of this on a laptop, (not too wise, but no alternative). I need to record electric guitars, acoustic guitars, electric bass guitar, and a vocal. I own a shure sm57 mic, sennheiser hd595 headphones, and about to have Echo Indigo IO (originally for listening to music, but I want to see if I could use its input), and Soundforge 4.0(the best I could get my hands on). A friend recommended that I get a digidesign Mbox ($450) which will also come with all the necessary software. I now looked through all the reviews of it I could find and am seeing reports of inconsistensies of its performance. Would it be a better choice to go with the Mbox, and is there anything you guys could tell me about it before I go out and get one? Is there a possibility of using the Echo Indigo's input combined with pre-amps, hopefully fitting in $200 without a significant degrading in sound quality? Or is there a better interface in the given price range? oh ya, if it helps, the music style is classic rock with incorporation of classical/flamenco guitar.