Hi, I'm new to the forums and new to bass recording (or recording at all, to be honest). In the past, I played tuba, and the recording for that was relatively simple: you hooked up a microphone, put it near the and recorded through the microphone input jack. Easy. This is not so easy and is almost all Greek to me. I have a custom-built computer that is currently being constructed (it's a desktop) but I don't want to finish it without having some way to record my bass onto my computer. My computer is running an i7 processor with 8 GB of RAM, so it's plenty powerful enough to get all of this done correctly, but I'd like to get the best quality possible out of my recordings since I have so much power at my disposal. I prefer to have a PCI card that can handle my recording jobs, but I'd like a moderately simple way of doing this (although I won't settle for "really ok" quality, so I'm not afraid to spend $400 if needed on a card). Yes, I have read all of the FAQs, but they make very little sense to me because I just get lost trying to piece them all together. My setup is an Ampeg BA115T 1x15 100 watt practice amp and a Laguna LB524 bass guitar, which has active pickups (I don't know if that makes a difference). Can someone kind of kick me in the right direction with PCI cards and recording in general? I've looked at the at Musician's Friend, but they all have a large jumble of cables and use phrases and such that I know nothing about. Thanks for your help!