Hello, this is my first post on the forums, so please forgive any protocol errors I may make. I have been searching recording.org for pretty close to four hours and am yet to find a direct answer to my question. I have been making amateur recordings of our band at the house for a year or so achieving a moderate amount of sound quality using the following setup: All instruments and mic's hooked into a 32 channel mixer which is fed directly to a plain jane sound card. I record using Sound Forge 7.0. The following equipment is used as well in case it effects anything that I am unaware of: Samson 7 piece drum mic's Behringer C-1 condenser mics for the Guitar cab and Bass Cab Samson C03 condensers for vocals The computer used has 512 mb of ram, and a plenty fast processor. Now my question is what is the next logical step to achieving a higher quality sound, and have more control of the editing process of the finished product? I would like to be able to split all of the instruments and vocals coming in into different channels to modify them on the comp. Would this be best achieved with a high quality soundcard, a multitrack recorder, is it personal preference, or is there some other alternative? Thank you in advance for any help given, and I'd like to thank whoever founded this site because in the few hours I have spent on here, the amount I have learned has been enormous. Also if any other information is needed please let me know, I am willing to spend up to about $1000 dollars.