I'm looking to up my game at tracking, mixing and mastering. One thing I know is using a mouse is not going to work for me. I currently have OSX 10.12.6, GarageBand 10.1.3 and Safari 11.0.2. I'm using a Behringer UMC404HD via USB. I have no experience using a controller surface and want to know what to look for i.e. wired vs wireless, desirable features etc. I'd like to get a better interface. While I am not a pro, I can definitely tell there are limitations for this unit I'm using, particularly in the noise. If I'm not using a mic, I don't want any hiss. I do not have thunderbolt on either of my Macs. Would going with higher level of hardware be wasted if I stick with GarageBand? Should I consider going with Logic or Reaper? I want to be able to do multi voice compositions with many layers, automations, mixing largely via headphones due to lack of a proper listening room. I know there will always be limitations but I'm trying to figure out how to maximize my options. i don't want to just throw money willy nilly. It could even be something as simple as using a trackball instead of a mouse, it doesn't have to be expensive so long as it is effective.