So I recorded my first song recently back in December '10 and I did it at my buddies setup that he has at his church. I moved and I no longer have that available to me, so I was thinking that I should just buy my own equipment and learn how to record on my own instead of having to go over to someone elses place and whatnot. My question is, in terms of recording rap vocals, how much (and where should I look) would I be looking to spend for a decent set up? I'm assuming all I'll need is a mic, preamp, and the cords and I'm ready to roll, but I could be wrong. This is my song (First one ever, be kind and don't hate). I'm doing all the rap vocals, NOT me singing. Ignore the guy singing in terms of recording wise. YouTube - Standing in the Rain Just posting it so you all have an idea of what I would like the quality of my vocals to be like. Also, would I be find to just set up shop and record in a closet area? Or would I just be better off in the room? Last thing (Sorry for all the questions, figured I'd do it all at once), I found this: Buy PreSonus Audiobox USB Recording Package | Studio & Recording Packages | Computer Music Packages | Musician's Friend And wondering if that's a decent deal and worth getting to start out and how the mic will hold up in terms of sound quality and whatnot. Anywho, thanks for all the answers that I can get from you guys. Appreciate it!