The MBP is better for FCP due to the better GPU, but also has more upgrades for say express slot and raid with FIRMTEK eSata, and more. However, the iMac will give me a bit more bump with plugins, soft synths, and stuff, the question is, would you do it? Me and the other person agreed to a possible swap my MBP for a 24" iMac and he would throw down some $$ for extra 1 GB of RAM. What would you do? The MBP if you add a 7200 HD and raid, well that's a pretty neat set up, you could also add a 1900x1440 or 1900x1200 for $399 or so. What would you do? Read that the older MBP 2.0 and UB logic had 23 REVERBS without a hiccup. Wondering how many the new ones would get, still can't find the demo song. Thanks! The other thing I could do is wait and post again, and know I will get at least $1800 as I have iLife, Iwork, Adobe Web Premium, installed and buy a iMac 2.8 for more horse power via a Apple friend for less than $1600.00. Thoughts? What should I do? Audio first, Video Second. Another friend said he used a G4 and recorded last week a great song with no problems, so don't want to get to caught up. I will be using EWQLSO (when it comes out UB), VSL, Absynth, DrumCore, etc. Thanks for help and advice!