> So, I need sugguestions - what should I do for a sound card? There are plenty of USB soundcards that are very good, but almost none of them come with included sounds. However if you get a reasonable speed computer you can use softsynths instead which is a better option anyway. > more and more I hear that macs are better for > audio (and video) production No, that's just Apple hype. The truth is, both PCs and Macs have their good and bad points, and you are far better off to buy a computer based on what software you want to use. > Does fruityloops come in a mac version No, and it never will. Does that make the choice easier ? G.