So, I finally bit the bullet and grabbed a new computer (nothing absurd, Dell Dimension 5100) so I could start recording again. My soundcard's firewire-compatable, so I'm looking for a good Firewire DAW interface.
I'd like to be able to do 4+ tracks at a time, but if push came to shove I could probably get by with 2 (especially if I ran a small mixing board beforehand to submix). I'm still reeling, financially speaking, from the CST I just grabbed, so I'm thinking $299-$599 is my target range, so I can still afford to grab a few decent mics.
What's out there, and what are you guys using? What works? What doesn't? Any recommendations?