I'm the bass player in a blues band. We're currently recording a whole bunch of demos at home, the most professional way we can(qe don't have the money to go to a proper studio). We used a Phonic Firewire mixer to get 8-10 simultaneous tracks in Cubase (4 mics for drums, plus bass, 2 guitars, keyboard and a guide vocal, all in a Powerbook G4 15", Tiger 10.4.11, 1.5 GHz, 1.5 Gb RAM hooked up to a 500 Gb WD 7200 HDD in a FW800 LaCie Enclosure) and now we're overdubbing guitars, vocals and adding more keyboards and some effects. After several months of work, we're almost finished. So, now I'm thinking of getting some equipment to mix the record at home. I'm the more computer-savvy of the band, so I will be doing pretty much everything. I just bough an old copy of Cubase Studio 4 in eBay to upgrade our software (Cubase 5 was too much for my powerbook) and it is now in the mail. So, I want to buy a pair of small monitors and an audio interface. I have a boss drum machine and a keyboard at home, both with midi, so I need an interface that works with them. Also, I'm in Chile so there are not a lot of options in the market. EBay may be the answer to that, but it would only be justified from a price perspective in the more expensive equipment. I have narrowed down my choices to the following: 1) PreSonus Firebox (US$400); 2) PreSonus Audiobox (US$200); 3) Fast Track Pro (US$300); 4) MBox 2 (US$500); 5) Firewire Audiophile (US$320) I also looked up the Apogee Duet (but no midi), Motu Ultralite (but here, it is US$1,000), and MBox Pro (but it is US$1,200). I also have Sennheiser HD595 headphones. Monitors, I think I'm going to buy a pair of KRK VXT4 that I found used for US$500. I also checked up KRK RP5 (US$400 the pair). Remember, these are chilean prices so don't be surprised if you found them too high. I have looked up reviews in the internet, but I have read so much and so different opiniones that I'm kind of confused. Any help deciding would be greatly appreciated.