My first question here had been about a Firebox replacement, and I was very grateful for the replies, from several moderators no less. While I was able to get the Cubase LE4 and the Firebox to function, somewhat, here and there, for fleeting moments, I have not the patience to continue a futile attempt to figure out why I am constantly being disconnected and riddled with problems. It may have something to do with my computer now being 64 bit Vista (my first somewhat more successful recording effort was on a 32 bit) but to be blunt, I need to start again, with a completely new DAW and interface. I am not tech Savvy. I need an inexpensive and reliable program that is not from Steinberg, and I need a two or maybe four channel audio interface that is not from Presonus. I am sure I need a clean break from the bad experiences I have had to make any headway. I did hear an acoustic guitar recording made through protools and D-tar which impressed me, so this is the only hint I have in the way of new options. Any insight or recommendations would be very welcome.