This is my first post so hi everyone! I'm new in audio recording...and I'm trying to set up a personal recording system In my case that means I'll play all the instrouments i need one by one by myself . I've some question for you...(maybe too much for a single post). This is my idea Analog instrouments: Guitar Electric Guitar Acustic Voice Vst instrouments: Piano (The Grand 2 Steinberg) Organ (B4 Ni) Drums (Still some indecisions if you have suggestions) Bass(Trilogy Spectrasonic) Using (M-audio Keystation Pro 88 from 88-Key Hammer-Action USB Bus-Powered Master MIDI Controller) as contoll surface someone already tryed it! if I have understood. Sound from my Guitar/Voice/Bass is analog and need to be converted in digital by a A/D converter after conversion it sends the converted signal to a sound card that acquire it and brings it to the recording software that writes it on tha hard-disk at this point the signal i've recorded on the hard-disk needs to be reconverted to analog to be playbacked on audio monitors by a D/A converter. Correct? So i need a lot of stuff! 1)A/D converter (I dont think i'll never need more than 2-Channel better 24bit/192kHz or 24bit/96kHz) 2)Sound card (Actually I havn't understood why i need it since the sound at this point is already converted into digital format ) 3)D/A coverter some A/D unit cames already with D/A some other not which is the better way? together or separates? 4) 2xStudio mic (Is there a mic which is good for both voice and acustic guitar? 2 is enought for acustic guitar?) Since a can't record electic guitar using ampli and mics because of my neighbors i thought i could plug my guitar directly in a pre and than into the A/D using something like Guitarig or Amplitube for simulating amplifiers and effects (this does not satisfy me at all but... can help it! maybe i can start some negotiations with my neighbors for weekends and holydays ) So I also need a 2-channel Pre good for Voice and Electic and acustic guitars. My priority is to buy quality hardware! I don't know nothing about audio recording standards and tecnology so i can't decide. Suggestion about the hardware to buy or best way to record this analog instrouments? Thanks.