Looking for a simple solution. Emphasis on warm, lo-fi-ish recordings. I'm reluctantly using digital simply because it's easier, but anything I can do to make it sound crappy-cool/warm is better. I bought a cassette 4 track that died within months after I bought it. I'm easily frustrated by unreliable gear... This guy (http://www.musiciansfriend.com/pro-audio/golden-age-project-pre-73-preamp-mkii?src=3soswxxa) looks kind of cool. But, again, I have no idea what I'm looking for. I know I need a USB out to plug into the Macbook. Main thingwarmth and ease-of-operation. I'll use a Blue Snowball if that's easiest and best. Not super picky. Recording vocals, acoustic, and (mostly) clean electric.