Hi there Chris
Initially I'm planning on recording acoustic guitars and vocal. I would then be doing electrics amps and DI. I'm using a PreSonus audiobox at the moment only a two channel interface. So recording would be done in several takes. I will be using Studio one 4 and probably stay with windows.
That's interesting that your using an ipad as well as the laptop, my thinking was if I'm going to get an iPad I might as well go for the laptop instead so I could run the DAW outright and miss out the capture stage using an ipad and then transfering files for further mixing.