alright well, Im brand new to recording and this whole thing is very confuzing but interesting as well. I have aquired a studio projects B1 mic as recomended to me, and a studio projects VTB1 tube mic Pre, Now the only th ing is it runs through the computers soundcard and sounds well, not to good. So The thing would be to buy a good recording soundcard right? Ive been recomended the EMU 1212m soundcard but I hear good things about the M-Audio Delta 44 as well. Im using windows if it has anythign to do with it, I would also Like to keep the budget under 200 dollars canadian. I am mostly doing guitar clips with this, mabye some vocals and other things but for the most part guitar. the output on the VTB1 is a 1/4 inch instrument cable, so The card should have that input. Thank you in advance.