:redface: Ok, so this is probably a real stupid question, but in searching forums, and the net, I haven't found the definitive answer. Is an interface "the" sound-card, generating/translating audio to/from sources, plug-ins, midi instruments, etc., or do I still need to install an audio/sound-card (would definitely bypass on-board sound) in my PC? Also,... what exactly are the UAD cards all about, are they cards that contain plug-ins, and the like, right on the chips themselves, eliminating the need to install software? I'm not mental,... I don't think,... but I am a bit confused about some things that I need to iron out before I start buying and building. Thanks.