I am planning a new studio and since my previous studio was set up with a Yamaha 02r v2.0 console and (MAC) G4 running Logic and utilizing RME Hammerfall cards and ADAT as my connection source, I would like my new set up to be similar. (yes I am old school, thats why I like using a real console i.e. 02r). I am considering a MAC G5 either 8 or 12 core processor running Logic Pro 9, Yamaha 02r96 VCM, connecting the two with RME PCIe Raydat cards and a word clock card which would as I understand it, easily give me streaming 32 tracks in and out at 44.1 16bit. Question One: Will my planned MAC, RME, Yamaha, set up work? Question Two: I would also like to use many of the virtual instruments I have sitting around in boxes, such as Fxpansions BFD 2.0 (with many gig worth of samples for this piece) and Spectrasonics Trilogy, etc. How can these virtual instruments be configured and used in Logic Pro 9? The manufacturers state that they are Audio Units compatible and can be used as stand alone instrument or as a plug-in. This is where I get confused!! Can BFD2 for example, be used as an Audio Instrument track in Logic or is it used as a plug in. And, if used as a plug in, how can I record the instrument as I actually play it (with MIDI controller) so that it becomes one of the 32 tracks I will stream to my 02r? I am really confused. I realize that to most of you these are remedial questions, but it has been several years since I had a studio up and running using Logic, the 02r etc. Please respond as I am at a loss and clearly don't want to waste a lot of money on a system that won't function properly!!!Any and all help would be much appreciated!!