Okay, okay - I know that the sound card in my computer is not great and that I'll want to upgrade the soundcard soon. I know that I can get an "external soundcard" that will plug into a USB port (I think) ...I've started looking around for them online, and I'm not sure exactly what it is for example: A product like the "M-Audio Fast Track USB Computer Recording Interface" http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Recording/Computer/Hardware?sku=703606 does that have a soundcard in it or does it just provide a way to plug things in? Same question with the Line 6 TonePort UX1 USB recording / Modeling Interface http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Guitar/Recording/Gear?sku=249700 - is that a soundcard? Sorry to be such a dummy with all this - it's all new to me and I've been reading up like crazy and I've convinced myself to look into upgrading the soundcard... I'm just not sure what I'm looking at when I try to shop for one.