You guys keep mentioning the RME Fireface 400 and RME Fireface 800. They look incredible but, man, it takes my breath away to see what these things cost! $700 and $1200, respectively.................argggggghhh! This starving artist shit sucks!!!!! I own an M-Audio Firewire 410. Is this just a worthless piece of crap in terms of looping live with a laptop setup? And, damn, I just heard that Creative Labs has just ended EMU for good. That means they'll probably blow some of their audio breakout boxes for really cheap I imagine. Are any of those going to be decent for use with a MacBook or MaBook Pro as everyone seems to be in consensus about (except for Qua.........all kudos, my friend)? Any other alternatives besides the really pricey soundcards?