Hello, Thankfully I found this place as it's the first with a section designed for newbies. I'm 17 years old, and have the reached the point where I feel I need to record my ideas. The problem is I've read several books, and websites and still am totally confused as to what to buy. I need a list, of exactly what to buy, can anyone give me what to buy from each category with what I need to purchase for a home digital recording on my computer? My computer is the following: WinTech Intel Pentium 4 80 GB Soundcard in Creative Blaster (defualt, need helpt o know what to buy) I believe my computer should be big enough to work properly for recording. Now as far as my budget goes it would be around $500 but I can go above that to around $600-$650. I know it's not a lot but I really am tight on money. So if anyone, can please help me out with what exactly I need to buy I would be extremely appriciative. Again, I'm brand new at this so anything would be a help. Thanks a lot for your time.