#1
at the moment, i am only going to be recording a bass and a guitar, so no vocals and no drums.

i think i want to go for the direct input into the computer to record as opposed to mic-ing up my amps so that i can use garageband for lots of effects.

i am not sure which preamp to go for, the:
Edirol http://www.guitarampkeyboard.com/en/ua-25/67154
Line 6 http://www.guitarampkeyboard.com/en/line6-toneport/68598

i am going to be using garageband, though have not yet bought my mac, hopefully sometime next week.....

thanks,

James
Guitars:
Ibanez BTB400QM
Vester Telecaster

Amps:
Fender Rumble 60
Vox VT30

Pedal:
Boss DS-2
Electro Harmonix Holy Grail
Crybaby Original
Digitech Whammy
MXR 10 band EQ

soon to expand collection......

RHCP BSSM
#2
ive used both. line 6 has onboard effects that are pretty good right out of the box. the other is better if you going to use your own effects.