I'm fed up with my Roland digital 8 track recorder; the zip drive constantly crashes and I've lost more than one song............so......I want to convert my studio to a PC based system. The problem is that I know nothing about recording with a PC. I know that there are many easy to use systems and I'll look into which one is best for me. My questions, though, are more simple and embarrassing: When I record with my Roland, I hook my instrument cables directly into the recorder; what do I hook my instrument cables to when recording via PC? Do I need to get any equipment in addition to the PC recording software?