I'm currently planning to upgrade from a Presonus Firepod DAW to a Protools DAW... but man is Protools confusing! I'm trained in operating protools, but I am having a hard time figuring out the actual hardware componments. I'm looking at the Digidesign 002. First off, In order to record 8 mic tracks you must have TWO?! Could I just use a XLR>1/4" cable for the other 4 mics? Also, this unit has built in pre-amps, correct? I'm also trying to figure out whether my DAW is compatible. I have a 1.66GHz Intel C2Duo processor... will this be fast enough? On the compatibility guideline from the digidesign site most processors were no less than 1.83 GHz. I'm worried mine is too slow in processing speed. Lastly, does protools support Windows Vista?! According to the site, the 002 is only compatible with XP. I was considering upgrading to Vista 64-bit (stability and I have the ability to support 64-bit)... but if it doesn't, than I'll have to stick with XP 32 bit. Here's the site I'm referring to in case you want to view: http://www.digidesign.com/index.cfm?langid=100&navid=54&itemid=23007 Thanks for your time.