Sorry to bring up the tired soundcard discussion. But... see I stopped building a studio, but now I have time and cashflow to build up again. First thing I need though is a new soundcard. My plan is to make beats for r&b, rap type music, and maybe even record a rock group. I don't know. I'll definitely record vocals, and use midi. Right now im using creative audigy 2zs platinum pro, and it sucks really bad. It can't handle 1 audio track in cubase. (crackly sound). And it lags when you get to like 4 midi tracks. So yes I need a new soundcard. stuff i have= PC- xp pro, cubase sx2 m-audio bx8 shure ksm27 M-audio keystation pro88 behringer mx 602a (using it as a preamp) monster cables presonus hp4 headphones budget for soundcard- around $600- $800 plan to get or use- midi/ alot of vst soft synths cubase sx3 So far, I've looked and it seems like the best card is the m-audio delta1010 for its drivers... do you guys have any other suggestions? I heard emu1820m and echo layla3g arent that good.