It might have been covered already, I did some searching but couldn't exactly find what I was looking for. To save money, I was thinking of recording the bass tracks of the next album of my band at home. The studio we were using had basically the same computer as I have (Apple Powermac G4 dual 1,42 Ghz) and used a simple DI. Nothing I can't do right? Save me $80 an hour. I was wondering what's the best way to go. It's just the recording: mixing and producing will be done in a studio. I have an Ampeg SVT-IIP preamp which I intend to use. Using this amp, I figure I need a PCI card or firewire interface to get the signal into the mac. What would you recommend for this? There's a very large variety of these things with different prices. I don't need any fancy software or effect, just a reliable input. I prefer Firewire because my computer is quite full already. I know for instance Behringer makes a firewire interface (FCA 202) which is fairly cheap ($80). Is it good enough?