Okay im new on this forum, I have been on another one that just sucked. So im glad to find people that actually know what they are talking about. But anyways, I am just setting up my daw for recording but im really confused on what I (really) need for what little I actually do. 1st Question A/D Conversion I have been reading enough to know I want good A/D conversion, but I dont know how good I should go? I am a one man band kinda thing, I play guitar, bass, piano, and vocals. I have a drummer I call up every now and then to come and lay some beats down , and I give him like 50 bucks a song. So really I dont need alot of tracks, But I do want the 1 or 2 tracks to be HIGH QUALITY. So should I go with somthing like (M-Audio - delta series) or should I go with (Lucid - there 2 channel A/D deal?) I have never used a computer to record with so I dont know just how much better the lucid's would be than the Delta converters? 2nd Question - Which damn mic pre? This is driving me crazy!! I just dont know which one to be, that would be suited for what I need, I am using a Studio Projects C1 mic, and it seems like everyone likes a differant mic pre? I have been thinking about the (FMR Audio RNP) or the (M-Audio DMP3) any suggestions folks? 3rd and last question - Sub mix drums? Since I am only got the budget for a 2 channel thing here and still keep the quality, should I just take the 5 or 6 mics that are on the drums, and sub mix them in on a mixer, and then run them all through one channel, and leave the other channel for bass, guitar, ect.? And if I do that, would the quality of the mixer matter? I am thinking about a mackie 1202? or Soundcraft has the E series that look interestin? Any Suggestions? As you can see folks , I really need help, I really dont know anything, except how to play music.