I make rap beats on my MPC1000 sampler/sequencer. I then want to record them to my Powerbook in the simplest/cheapest manner possible that maintains the arrangement in time. I don't mind sending them over one track at a time. Can I just get a midi to firewire or midi to usb cable? Is there such a thing? Or do I have to buy some kind of hub. I just want to be able to add vocals and do my final mix in GarageBand. If I could control the GarageBand instruments with my MPC pads, that would be a bonus but is not necessary. Also, what's the best way for me to record vocal tracks. I have a decent mic with a 1/4" plug - should I just get a 1/4" to 1/8" adapter and plug right in, or do I need some kind of hub for that too? Thanks for taking the time to answer my newbie questions. I feel like they're too simple to post on osxaudio.com, and I have no experience in making music on a desktop computer. I usually just bring my MPC to the studio where someone else dumps my beats to Digital Performer. It would be nice for me to be able to do the same for "dry runs" using GarageBand!