Ok so I finally have enough material to warrant recording an album. It is for my solo folk/indie act called Jensen&Sweet. Here is what I want: Firewire interface, at least 2 channels, but the more the better, since I plan on eventually offering recording services to other local bands, basically because I can afford the equipment and they can't. 2 decent recording mics, one for vocals, one for instruments Mic stands Decent pair of monitors good sized external firewire hard drive (1tb maybe? I would keep my photos [negative scans, .psd files, finished images] on it as well) I have Garageband with all 6 jampacks, and a midi keyboard already. I also have a 2.2 santarosa (i think) macbook white with 4gb ram and 320gb hd. My budget is $1000 total. I have a friend who may be able to get some of the stuff, such as microphones, at a reasonably discounted price, his dad has an account with a music retailer. I have my eye on this package, but i think the mics and monitors are a bit suspect: http://pro-audio.musiciansfriend.co...restudio-Project-Recording-Package?sku=482341 Suggestions?