Hey guys, sorry for the n00b questions. Did a quick search but couldn't really find any answers to this. I'm looking to start using my new mac (MB or MBP, still deciding) to start recording demos and make/mix some electronic music. Will be recording direct guitar and hopefully a USB keyboard. Eventually I'd love to be able to integrate my creations into a live band setting (a la receiving end of sirens), but for now I just need entry level stuff. I'm looking at the M-Audio KeyStation 49e which I've heard is good quality for the price, but I have no idea what sound card to get. I've learnt through experience with guitar gear to stay away from Behringer, but something around that price (AU$) would be awesome. I'm also concerned with the process for recording on the MacBook... presumably I should be using the firewire port for the sound card which means I'll need to record directly on to an external USB drive. Will it be ok to record directly on to a USB HD instead of a firewire drive, given that firewire is preferred for sound work? Obviously this won't be an issue on the MBP. Thanks guys!