About me: I'm a guitarist that is tired of gigging. I've never recorded a thing in my life except for some live demos. I'm ready to start making music for me. So I'm rebuilding my computer to do some recording at home. It will be Asus P4B266-C/P4 1.6A. My first efforts will probably be drums generated from fruity loops using wav samples, guitar and bass parts, and vocals. I hate the sound of computer-generated drums, even using recorded wave samples. I have a Beringer 802A mixer, it has four preamps in but no inserts. So I really couldn't record live drums to individual tracks without a different mixer. I don't own a drum kit, but have friends that are drummers that I may be working with someday. At first I considered a Mia or something like it to get some good quality sound. Then I started thinking about a Delta 66, so I would have the inputs if I needed them in the future. Then I started thinking about the Omni Studio, $429 from Bayviewpro with a free SE1000. (I know it's not a great mike, but it's better than the condenser mike I have now, since I don't have one!) I figure I can use the two preamps on the Omni, plus the left and right out from the Beringer, and get four simultaneous inputs. Then I start thinking that I should just get an Audiophile or something to start, and if I ever buy a drum kit and need more inputs I can buy the latest technology. Who knows? I may get bored after a year and never do anything with it. In the meantime, I'm gonna stick my old SB AWE 64 in there just to start piddling around. IM SO UNDECIDED! Thoughts anyone?