i know you guys are probably sick to death of these kinds of questions but i'm torn between several choices when it comes to getting my home studio rolling. i've been considering a few different options. i want something portable so i can record bands at their practice spaces or do live shows and come home and mix. option A: Mackie 1604 or similar 16 channel small format mixer, into M-Audio Profire 2626 running protools LE option B: same as above but with Digi 002s option C: Mackie 1640 VZL with the firewire card option, unsure of DAW option D: Phonic Helix 24 MkII, running Cubase LE in any case, i'm using an HP pavillion dv2000 with XP, a western digital 1tb external hard drive, samson rubicons or tapco monitors, and i'd like to rack anything and everything possible. i also wanted to use a surface controller like a Mackie Universal but i'm not sure if it would be compatible with any of these setups. again, i'm sure these threads are done to death but i'm really at a loss and i'd appreciate the input. thanks!