Im going to be setting up a home recording rig in a month or so but I need to know EXACTLY what i all need so i can buy it all in one trip and set it up, plug it in and go! There are a few problems. 1.) Im a professional drummer and a complete newbie at recording/mixing. 2.) Not sure what I all need. 3.) I want to keep the total cost under $1100. Note: I do have software so i wont need that, and i have a list given to my by my bro(18+years experience) of everything i need to get started. Now if you see anything i dont need, and easier/cheaper set up, or something im missing please feel free to lmk or just make a list of what u recommend. One last thing, I need a computer and a device (mixer, interface) not really sure wat but it has to be able to record 8 mics/tracks all at once. This is only for my drumkit otherwise i will never use more then two tracks at a time. And just to make myself clear, I want the absolute CHEAPEST way to get this project up and running, Im only doing it for my band and I to put ideas and songs down on track just for reference till we get to the studio to have it professionally done and i want a new hobby but anyways heres the list and thank you for taking the time to read this book (sorry)but it was the only way to xplain with no confusion. I appreciate any help i can get laptop (Amazon.com : Dell Inspiron i3541-2001BLK 15.6-Inch Laptop (2.4 GHz AMD A6-6310 Quad-Core Processor, 4GB DDR3, 500GB HDD, Windows 8.1) Black : Computers & Accessories) Software program ( Sony Acid Pro 7 which hes giving me for free) A usb mixer (Mackie ProFX8 Professional Compact Mixer | GuitarCenter) i know its a lil over $200 but i do have a lil leway with the price but not much more then that Vocal Mic (MXL 990)Studio headphones ( Audio Technica m40s) Drum Mics ( CAD 7 piece with extra overhead pencil mic ( so 8 piece, the only time and reason ill be using all 8 tracks at once and i already own these mics) All the mic cables, stands, 1/4" adapters and watever ever other small hardware i need but whats most imporant is towards the top.