I don't know how much you guys know about this stuff ... I'm currently using a SB Live with Fruity Loops (almost exclusively, though I have Sonar ambitions) with soft synths of various kinds ... I've got the chance to pick up a new soundcard for what I believe is an excellent price (Audiophile 2496 for $100.00 Cdn. , supposedly mint). Since I'm mostly using samples and softsynths, do you think there will be a noticeable improvement in quality/fidelity? Or is the improvement mostly in the In/Outs and convertors, which I don't use so much, at least for now? Or will the jump to 24/96 make a big difference (or at least a $100.00 difference?) Peace!