What I have now are: 1. An iMac 8,1 with 2.4 GHz Intel CPU/4GB Memory - with GarageBand 08' 2. A YAMAHA Electronic Piano P-70 - with MIDI I/O What I'm going to record for the beginning: 1. Vocal (Bel Canto) with Piano accompany 2. Strings (Classical) What I may need to buy: 1. An Interface with MIDI input for the YAMAHA. 2. A large-diaphragm condenser mic for Tenors/Strings. 3. A small-diaphragm condenser mic for Sopranos 4. A dynamic mic - do I really need it? 5. A headphone - before I go with monitors 6. Reflexion filter and pop filter - buy or make? Question is: If you were me, what you'll go with if you have $1000.00? What if you get $3000.00? I'd like go with Apogee Duet (FireWire but no MIDI input) or M-Audio Fast Track Pro-4 (there are MIDI inputs but go with USB). Is there some way that I can connect MIDI output to Duet? What's the difference between FireWire and USB for the Studio? Do you think these two are good or prefer something else? I'll keep going to do my home work. But I'll like your opinions, too! Thank you very much!!!