Howdy Well I've decided I want to record my song ideas and possibly put stuff up on youtube. However I need a recorder. I don't know much about computers, and I have a newish (Aug07) Sony Vaio laptop. I've recorded on my soundcard before albiet on my desktop and it sounded like utter crap, and wouldn't work unless I plugged my amp into it as well (the computer was crappy too) So now I'm looking into USB type recording systems, preferably something easy to use and portable. Any suggestions? Sorry for being a n00b. I used the FAQ and felt unudated with lots of info that was very confusing and not very helpful. Thanks for any help.