Hi all, me again !! I was going to go for something like this : - FMR RNC/RNP combo - LynxOne soundcard A/D converter For my band's recording needs, as what I heard is that these would give me a good sound for the price. Now the issue is that after discussion with my band, we might purchase a laptop to record on the go sometimes, so we'd need a transportable solution, and if understood right the LynxOne and laptop are no match. So I searched here and found out my best bet would be a Firewire interface, if I understood the concept right, it's a preamp/converter that works outside your PC... Do you still need a specefic soundcard with that, how do you hook it up to a PC or laptop ? Now I don't want to go down on quality, and the items mentionned above would have cost me arount 1000 $ I guess. So what firewire interface would suit me best ? I only need two inputs, the only time we might have to record more than a track or two in stereo is recording the whole band, but then we'd simply use our mixer's outs don't actually need more than two tracks for all our needs. Is there a firewire solution which involves only the converter and soundcard so I can still go with the FMR gear, or something similar ? Also, if i havn't got the concept of the firewire interface, please explain it to me. Thanks. Francis.