I promise I did a search on this. What I want to do is record my guitarist & I at our house and I was thinking about getting the mbox 2 or pro. Now, If I record my bass parts and maybe my guitarists guitar parts at home with the mbox, will it be compatible with the full version of protools that the studio uses (they also use macs and I use a PC)? Not to start rumors and I might be totally off base but, I heard the windows version of protools crashes more often than the mac based version, any truth to this? Also, if I get a PCMCIA-->firewire card for me laptop, will that be slower than just using the usb2.0 or is the firewire full speed even if it has to go through the card? Any advice regarding the mbox2 vs. pro, or recording interfaces in general will be very appreciated. I'm having to learn all about this home recording stuff and I feel that christmas itch comming on. Thanks for any input.