Hi, I am a hobbyist musician, playing a Yamaha keyboard, an Akai EWI400s (midi controller/synth) using a Yamaha VL70m acoustic tone generator. I haven't done any recording and don't really have any equipment purchased for that purpose. I want to start recording & mixing these instruments. I have a 3 year old pc that is 64-bit but only 3gb of RAM, nothing powerful or fancy. I have an old version of Cubase and Cakewalk LE that came with a usb midi device I purchased @ 4 years ago but haven't installed or used either of them. At this point I am wondering what route I should take to get started recording & mixing. I know I will have to put some effort and time into learning the tool/the process/& the gear and would like some opinions from those who have already gone down the path. Do I need to upgrade my pc? If so, I would consider switching to an Apple... If you were starting to learn to record under this scenario, would you choose to use something like garage band/logic express from Apple Or would you stay on a pc and pick up one of the pc based applications? If PC, what application would you learn to use? What other equipment do I need to consider for recording, other than the usb midi interface I already have? How would you spend your money if you were starting from scratch today? Thanks for your input/suggestions and kindness.