I'm currently working on setting up a recording system on my new computer. Here's what I have so far: Computer 2.6 ghz processor intel processor 512 mb ram 120 gb hard drive 15" flat panel LCD monitor Windows XP I want to use an M-Audio Audiophile sound card and mic my bass amp with a Shure SM57 Instrument mic. Just a couple of questions now. 1)I haven't been able to find an XLR female to Male RCA adapter to use with the SM57. Would it be ok to use and XLR female to 1/4" TRS Male adapter and then a 1/4" female to male RCA? 2)If not, then is the M-Audio Delta 44 a suitable card using just the one adapter? (I would prefer the Delta 44, but I might not be able to make enough money before college.) 3)A friend of mine uses N-Track studio and loves its ease of use. Are their any large cons to the program?