Hello all, I'm pretty new to the world of computer-based music recording, so I hope my questions below aren't too naive. Just to give some background first, I have a MDD Power Mac G4 dual 1.25Ghz running Jaguar and I have just ordered a copy of Cubase SX (it's due to arrive tomorrow, in fact). My end goal is to make multitrack recordings and master everything to CD (i.e. I want to make homemade albums of my own music). My basic tracks will be MIDI-based and then I'll overdub live vocals, guitars, and miscellaneous other sounds. Now that I've gotten that out of the way...Here's my questions: Given that the bit rate of an audio CD is 16-bits, what's the reason for getting an audio I/O interface that lets you record at 24-bits or more? On a related note, does anyone have an opinion of the Midiman Audiophile 24/96? It features 24-bit 96 kHz multitrack recording (hence its name). If I'm planning to run Cubase SX on a MDD G4 dual 1.25GZ machine, is this card overkill? Why or why not? Finally, I also have a PowerBook G4 Titanium 500Mhz running Jaguar. Is there any chance of doing all my Cubase SX recordings on that? If so, is there any audio I/O interface cheaper than the MOTU 828 that will still give me similar high-quality/low-latency results? Thanks in advance for your help and advice!