I am sure you all get this alot, but I just need to know what my band and I need to record. The band-very versatile music. Two guitars, one bassist, one drummer-currently no vocalist but we do wish to have one-so take that into consideration. I am getting a new laptop in the mail soon, probably the end of this week-anyway, thats not important, the specs are what you need. The Specs are: Pentium 4 3Ghz 1 GB RAM Crappy soundcard Nvidia 5700 128Mb 40GB Harddrive Now, would it be wiser to get something to directly hook into my laptop or what? I've read a few articles but they are all gibberish for the most part. I am really lost, and i'm sorry for the broadness of this post-I just need to know what to get to record. And reccomendations as to software would be great, to. Give me mid-range, low-range and high-end, I will just have to see the prices. Sorry for this somewhat annoying post, but hopefully you wont care to much. Ask any questions you like-I will try and answer them as best I can.