Hi all, I'm looking into buying an audio interface in the near future (September, after moving house). I'm not a complete novice, but close. I currently have Ableton Live Intro, a starters edition, and a Firewire Terratec Phase X24. I never really managed very well with this and I mostly blame Ableton Live for this, the concept is just rather strange and everything seems counterintuitive to me. I also have a Sennheiser microphone that I like a lot (E609 or E906?). My new interface needs to fulfill the following criteria: - work with MAC and PC (I want to use my MBA for recording) - power off USB - allow both XLR/mic in recording and direct guitar. It seems some of the cheaper ones don't have a mic preamp. - MOST IMPORTANT: easy to use recording software included My budget would cover the following devices: Focusrite 2i4 - Fluff (? bearded guy on Youtube) uses this and his demos sound great, and I like the -10 db pad switches, BUT: it comes with Ableton Live again and that almost rules this one out completely Presonus Audiobox 22VSL - Ola Englund from The Haunted uses this on his demo; I like this a lot, but I have no idea how the software Studio One Artist is. Steinberg UR22 - It comes with Cubase AI 7, which is supposed to be easy to use (claim from the website), but the interface is very cheap and I find that suspicious. Native Instruments Komplete Audio 6 - Cubase LE 6 and a really cool look; I'm just worried that this might be designed more for DJs than musicians. Advice, suggestions and recommendations greatly appreciated!