My brother has a band, and he'd like to start recording their sessions. I'm the Apple fanatic of the family, so I'm trying to figure out what they're going to need. I believe the hardware they need to hook up their instruments to the computer is called an interface. The Midisport 4x4 seemed like the one we would go for. However, the software is a whole other issue. Since the band likes to just jam instead of serious recording, they don't want to have to go back and record over and over again, meaning that they need to record everyone at once. Garageband is then ruled out, for it only records one track at a time. I downloaded a demo of Ableton's Live and plugged it from our keyboard to a powerbook with our Midisport Uno. I don't know if Live can record multiple tracks at the same time, but what we have found rather discouraging is the software we've tried, like Live, does not record the keyboard's own sound, but instead the sound of a software instrument. We'd like to get software that can reproduce the sound that we hear coming out of the amp plugged into the keyboard. So, the bottom line is: Is there software out there that can record at least 4 tracks simultaneously, record sound without software instruments being neccesary, and isn't too complicated for mere mortals mind's?