Hello! I have many questions about a project that I've wanted to do for some time now. I play the cello and would like to have a good way to make reasonably good audio (plus maybe some video... not as important) recordings of my playing. I know a fair amount about Macs/Computers in general. However, I am clueless about audio. The main considerations: 1. Most important: Be able to create good quality solo cello recordings 2. If possible, I would like to use the MIDI capability of an organ that is in the room that I would record in often. I would use this for Finale 2007 transcriptions. This software is based on PowerPC, so a PowerPC Mac would be preferable. I also would like to use this to somehow record and play back organ playing. This does not need to happen on the same computer as the recording, in fact, it might be easier to use a different computers 3. Being able to record other instruments (string quartet or cello with piano) would be nice. Not the main consideration, and possibly not worth the expense. Just something to consider when purchasing equipment, to have this expandability. 4. I might want to have video recordings with the cello as well. I think one would simply record using an iPhone and add in the audio after? I have a fair amount of computers to throw at this project. While one option is a 2011 i7 Macbook Pro, I would prefer using one of these PowerPC options: PCIe Power Mac G5 (Quad) (OS X Only) 2x PCI-X PMG5 (OS X Only) PowerMac G4 that is capable of OS 9 to OS X Leopard or a 2006 Mac Mini 1.83 Core Duo (no power at all, but silent) I also have a 5ish year old Core 2 Duo Windows computer, and some older Pentium D/4 computers, but please don't make me use those... I realize that these are now considered obsolete, but I think they should be enough for my needs. If you have any answers to any of these questions, please post them! Thanks.