Hello, I'm trying to use my Dell laptop X200 as a portable recording device. I want to set it up to record my bassoon playing to send for auditions for grad school, and also for personal recordings. I was wondering 3 things. 1) Is the Audigy 2 notebook a good sound card for a laptop? Are there any that are better but similairly priced? I'm guessing recording with the Audigy 2 notebook is better than using my internal sound card? 2) can anyone reccommend a good microphone for under $100 that is as small as these: http://www.minidisco.com/single-point-stereo-mics.html 3) for recording on my laptop, is software like Audigy good enough? I dont think I need any multitrack, synthesized or what-not options software, I'm just wondering if some software will actually record the sound better than others. I also have heard about KRISTAL software which is free. thanks all.