Hi, I've been reading articles regarding home PC recording setups, and my head hurts. My friend recommended a DigiTech RPx400, but I heard it lags, and the drivers are annoying. Then, I was told I should get an Audiophile 192 PCI card. PCI is faster than USB, but all it is is a card... how would I add the effects I can get with the RPx400??

All I want is to record my midi keyboard, electric guitar, bass, and microphone at the same time. So, 4 devices max, at least for right now. I want this to go into my PC so I can mix individual tracks into one mp3 file.

I am not rich at all (just a college student). The DigiTech sounds cool, but I don't want to buy something and then regret it later, ya know? I did searches on this board for answers, but the answers seem a bit ambiguous... if someone could give me advice, that'd be great. I've read the standard tutorials, but I still don't get it.
Check out a firewire interface kind of like... http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Alesis-iO14-Portable-14-Input-FireWire-Audio-Interface?sku=246030
or something simular. There's lots of stuff on MF that would work really. You could also go with some sort of USB mixer but when it comes to recording I think most people would agree that firewire is better.
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