Just a quick note on the studio: I've been busy setting up the wires so that the room is not a complete mess.

I've purchased a couple of SIGNUM to tidy up my wires and powerstrips.

I've also did a couple of tests with the microphone and the flute. The mic is EXTREMELY sensitive, I can see the slightest sound in the VU meter, between -40dB and -60dB. I assume that this is normal and that by using gates, expanders or other filters in the DAW I will be able to clean up the signal.