howdy, started recording some stuff at home a few months back and am reasonably pleased with the results. I'm looking to improve my setup to get a higher quailty of instrumentation on my tracks. I'm using a line 6 toneport into cubase. i have decent mic's and equipment. i was originally thinking of getting a tube preamp to put eveything through before the sound card (does this make sense? ) but am starting to think that the toneport might be the weak link. i do like the toneport and some settings are very useful so that's why i want to keep it despite the fact i know its not a high end soundcard. another option would to buy a new higher quality soundcard but am unsure how much of a differance that it would have. if i go down this route i will have to get reverb rack effect as i use reverb on the toneport a lot. oh and one more thing, when you guys are recording guitar and bass at home do you plug straight into the soundcard or mic up the amp? any advice is greatly appreciated! thanks!