Here's my dilema ... I'd love to hear what you would choose in this situation. I'm just starting out in PC recording. I have a Desktop computer in my basement office. I also have a wireless laptop. I almost bought the Omni Delta 66 PCI card when it occured to me that I'll have to carry my entire computer up to my living room when I want to record. (My basement office is tiny) I then started thinking - hey, ... maybe there's something out there that will plug into a laptop via USB or something and provide a more powerful soundcard plus inputs for Mike's, guitar and Midi. I was looking at $ 300 max. Am I dreaming ???