Ah, the ego. Potiental PC Specs: Computer brands? HP, Sony, what do you think? Pentium 4 Processor or a 2.0 GHz AMD Athlon XP 512MB (I'll try for 1 GB) 400 mHz FSB DDR400 RAM Hard Drive 200GB 8MB cashe CD burner - Lite-on (not a biggy) I'm planning on buy the Echo Layla 3G (will that need to be installed?) Or do you have other ideas. Last, I have a basic understanding of the above so if you decide to advise me, please explain. I will be recording an acoustic guitar and vocal at first. Thanks for your time; I imagine you get really tired of this question. V.R.