I play a lot of electric guitar, and all the interfaces I've used always have a TREMENDOUS amount of background noise when I use high distortion settings. Granted, I do like using tons of distortion (for metal), but this happens with multiple guitars on various set-ups of mine. I've had some success fixing this with a noise gate, but I'd like to reduce or eliminate the problem at it's source. I often use a light-snake as my guitar interface. But I get this problem using various DAW's (Logic to Ableton to Garageband). So I'm looking for an interface that sounds good but won't have such terrible background noise when I use high gain high distortion settings. Also, ideally, I'd like this interface to be cheap! Not because I'm that cheap, but I am planning on getting the Apogee Duet 2, but this will take me a while (I get a discount on it through my job but it makes the process to get one very very slow). So I don't want to spend a lot of money on this since I'll be getting the duet at some point... Thanks everyone!