I agree with Tom Poore, and I bought a Focusrite 2i2. It sounds fantastic to my ears. Just make sure you are taking a "systems" approach before you praise or condemn any piece of gear. Sounds like you have a great mic, we are recommending a very nice interface, so make sure your playback is good enough to hear the good mic and interface.davemall wrote:I have decided to buy the Rode NT4 stereo microphone. What would be an appropriate interface to use with this mic? I have a Dell PC. I'm confused about the differences between a soundcard versus preamps. I'm hoping to buy something inexpensive.