I am looking for a little info on what exactly I need to buy to use my computer as a home studio so that I can record into it. My friend already makes beats using fruity loops and a few other programs that I forget the names of. All I would like to do is be able to take the beats he gives me and maybe some instrumentals from real songs and record hip hop vocals over them. I used to record vocals into my computer a few years ago using only a stero with microphone inputs and a cable that was connected from the audio out of my stero into the audio input on my computer. It was a very cheap and very bad sounding setup. I have just started rapping again and would like to start recording again but I have no idea what I need to buy to have a decent sound quality. Right now all I have is a Dell computer with a soundblaster audio card and thats it. I tryed reading through some of the posts on this forum but it just confuses me when I hear people talking about monitors and preamps and everything else. Any advice on what I need to get good quality vocals recorded into my computer would be very helpful. Also, I dont have alot to spend maybe at the most a couple hundred dollars. Thanks for taking the time to read my post.