ADAT is pretty much a dead technology. It had its day, but is pretty antiquated now. You'll find that a lot of the newer gear doesn't support it.

Cubase, OTOH, should be releasing C4.2 any day now.

Could I get some more talent in the monitors, please?

I know it sounds crazy, but try to learn to inhale your voice. www.thebelcantotechnique.com

Chris is the king of relating music things to other objects in real life.
i know but i have to write about the advantages and disadvantages of each technology for as part of an essay and im stuck what to put.