I've been wanting to record some stuff lately, but I just can't deal with going line in to the soundcard anymore - it sounds terrible. Also, I got a new amp recently (Super Reverb RI) and I wouldn't be able to record using line in anyway. I love the sound of the amp, and paired with my American Deluxe Strat, it sounds awesome. So I want to make the best of it. I would be doing a lot of stuff, but I would also do some blues and rock as well, such as SRV, Jeff Beck, Eric Johnson, etc. Maybe even some Iron Maiden-esque stuff with heavier distortion. I thought about picking up a good mic and a few OD pedals and working with that (right now I have no effects at all). I also considered getting a PODxt Live, because I really like the USB recording idea and I've heard some great songs done with it. But I think I've ruled that out because I probably wouldn't use half the effects on it - it'd be a waste of money to get it just because of its recording capabilities. So, do you think I'd be okay with a good mic (looking at the Sennheiser e609) and some analog effects? Thanks for any help.