I figured out what I want to ask Santa for. I get pressed for "What do you want for Christmas?" about this time of year from my mom. I've been doing home recording direct for years. It works, but it's always been a bit noisey. Is USB the best (cheap) way to record? If so what's the best (cheap) USB Preamp OR what's the best (cheap) alternative. Home recordings Hum Free CHEAP. Hmmm: http://www.musiciansfriend.com/prod...X1-USB-RecordingModeling-Interface?sku=249700 Is that as awesome as it seems? I don't need amazing, I just want decent, I like the amp modeling concepts. But yeah, that's kinda what the prices seem to average at.