Hey everyone I'm new to RO... i've been looking around for a while and decided to join... I really like it here. Anyways that out of the way I recently bought two pci interfaces, an M-audio delta 1010 and a echo Layla24. I would love to keep both but i will most likely end up selling one to a friend of mine. in your opinion which one is better or which one would you use? I did install the Delta 1010 on a computer of mine but I am still not all set up to record yet.. i understand i need a preamp for the inputs. any suggestions on some nice preamps for minimum costs? (I am a college student! haha). Also, when i did try to record some stuff I noticed that my computer would not allow me to use my other sound card for output which i wanted to do. Does anyone know about this? What would be the best set up for my current system? What all do i need to buy to start recording? I have been recording for a while but I finally decided to step it up a notch and buy an interface and it is a bit overwhelming. I have all the mics, instruments, and software i just would like to know if anyone could help tell me how to set all of it up to achive the best sound I could get. Sorry the post was so long I am just learning alot right now. I would love and appreciate the feedback.