Hi guys. First post here. While I have little real-world experience, the world of audio recording has always fascinated me. Well, the opportunity for me to test out my knowledge has come around. A friend's band (genre: ska punk) wants me to do their recording. I would like to know where to start in terms of entry-level hardware. I would like to be able to record the following: Lead mic (XLR) Backing mic (XLR) Guitar (1/4") Bass (1/4") Trumpet (1/4") Trombone (1/4") Saxophone (1/4") Keyboard (MIDI? I presume this is the way to go.) Drums (I presume a mic array is required.) I will be using my laptop to manage all of the recording itself (so the interface has to be USB or mini-FireWire). My guess is that I'll need a DI box for the instrument-level audio such as the guitar and bass, the trumpet/trombone/sax will already be mic-level, and that the drums will be a hell of their own. Please clarify on what I need, I currently have nothing besides a few amps and a TASCAM older than myself. Thanks in advance. Also, I'd like to be able to reuse as much of the equipment as possible for live performances.