Birthday is comin up, and I figured that I may want to get some home recording stuff for my computer. I'm really new to recroding, but from what I've gathered, I need a good soundcard intended for recording, a mixer, and a program. Thing is, I don't know what materials would suit me as a beginner. What would be your guys' suggestions on what to buy? I'm lookin for cheap, but effective, you know something that will get the job done for me right now but wouldn't really make me feel bad when it turns out that I don't like it anymore (kinda like buying your first Squier P-bass). My comp is a Compaq Presario 6000, Pentium 4 1.80 GHz, with 512 MB of RAM and about 61 gigs of free space. My current soundcard is still the same one that it came with which is SoundMax or something like that. Thanks for the help!