I'm doing my home recording using my SB Live card. I plug the bass directly into the line-in and the guitar through a Boss GX700 (effects processor) into the line-in. I use Logic Audio Silver to record my music. I've done my own soundfont's for drums and they sound pretty good. When I use MIDI instruments, I "draw" it into the matrix editor since I can't play keyboard very well. What is the differance between SB Live and other better soundcards if you just record one track at a time and don't use a keyboard to play the music? What differance would, for instance SoundTrack Audio DSP24 VALUE do? Thanks!