I currently own a Boss BR-1180CD that I use mainly for recording little riffs and occasionally a complete song when I have the time. I only record guitar (acoustic and electric), bass and occasionally vocals. My problem is that I'm not in a position to crank up my 50 watt tube amp (6 month old little critter running around!) so I have to make do with the amp sims on the Boss unit. They are usable for mucking around but they're not really very good. So to try and improve this, I'm wondering what the best option would be out of these. -Keep the Boss BR1180 and save up for something like a Tonelab LE or similar to at least improve the guitar tones. OR -Sell the Boss unit and buy a computer interface that comes bundled with recording software like the DigiDesign M-Box 2 or similar. The problem with this idea is that I cannot afford to have a dedicated computer for recording and as such I would have to use my current notebook/laptop. Also I am not familiar with these devices at the moment. I would be willing to learn if it would mean simple, improved recording though. Another benefit that I can see is that since most are USB powered I could potentially buy one off ebay and save a bit of money compared to the prices here in Australia (is this logic correct?). As an additional question I currently have some Samson Resolv40A monitors, could I use these with a computer based recording system? So, what would you guys recommend? Are there any other options available?