I haven't posted on Macrumors for ages because I haven't upgraded in ages, but just recently my 5 year old MacBook died on me and I think it is time for an upgrade instead of a repair. The problem is I haven't been keeping up with everything and I have no idea what I should look at ... MacBook Pro ... Air ... ahhh! My computer would mostly be used for the basics, but I do record a weekly podcast. Right now my rig consists of a variety of outboard equipment all run through a Mackie Onyx 820i. Of course the Mackie is Firewire 400 so I'm already using one adapter, but I realize that if I wanted to keep using it then I would have to have more adapters in the chain (any worries there). Also, from time to time I do record Skype calls using Call Recorder, but I assume that anything out there now would be equal to or better than what I have been using. Any suggestions?