I am planning to make a home studio and wish it to be computer-based. I am able to buy a new computer for recording. It will have to do some double duty for home-based office work -- creating and editing documents on Word, and, occasionally, very light editing of power point presentations and some database applications. The computer's primary use will be for recording. What computer would you recommend? Macs seem to be the preference for recording over PCs. Work -- and its network -- is PC-based, however, and, because of the need to be able to work at home, I need to avoid compatability problems with work documents. Are Macs reliably compatible with the PCworld now? If a PC must be the choice, do any brands produce better-sounding audio products than others? Finally, is anyone familiar with Spectral computers? Any views about these computers? This appears to be a PC-based product that is allegedly designed to optimize audio recordings and is sold in Guitar Center stores. Thanks in advance.