my band has been recording everything into a mixer live to one track in garageband.. overdubbing vocals. it comes out sounding..err.. better than just the old zoom H2, but still not that great quality. being a jamband, we dont want to play each track one at a time to overdub each instrument. im looking to upgrade our recording.. this is where the trouble starts. the computer weve been using is a new macbook, without the firewire. if i was to just get an interface so i could record everything to its own track, the only one that i could use is the one tascam USB model with 8 inputs. ive gotten mixed reviews on that, and im not sure exactly how bad USB interfaces actually are for recording live jams (audiophiles laugh at the idea, other people say theres barely a difference. who to believe..?) and the other option is to just grab a used hard disc recorder, or some kind of multitrack recorder. the up side of this is being able to record gigs with better results, the bad side is re learning how to use an entire system. a friend has a roland VS 890 he can sell us on the cheap, too... id probobly be fine learning how to use it with the manual, but dont want to start learning halfway through recording an album.. so in short, should i stick with garageband (i know my way around it pretty well at this point.) and just use a USB interface, or get an all in one digital recording system? any advice appreciated, especially if youve used either of the devices i mentioned..