Hello everyone, new member here. Im a songwriting guitarist and after getting by with my g4 450 for 4 years, it died. I just purchased a dual 1.8/160gb/1024ram. While its taking its sweet time to get here from Apple, Ive been thinking about Gband. All of my $$ has gone into guitar gear, knowing that once I stepped up to a better Mac Id be getting into the home studio thing. Now that I dropped some hefty cash on this G5 Im ready to jump in. BUT, I need to start slow and not spend a lot of cash. I was wondering what basic things I need to pick up to get a decent demo studio going. I know at the very least, Ill need a midi or usb KB. I have a Sure SM58, so right now a mic is not on my short list. What is the best (hi fidelity) way to run my gtr into my new G5? I have an iMic but Im assuming that there might be a better way to go directly into the CPU. At the same time, is that pathway the best way to go for vocals too? Im very aware of Digital performer, digidesign/protools boxes but after spending > $2k Im not ready to pony up that kind of cash for demos; I may not need that kind of power just yet. I do have a copy of Reason & Protools 6.1 software (its my understanding that the hardware is just as important as the software), Im wondering if that will help me. Any ideas would be really helpful. Thanks.