I had a 6 channel mixer and a MXL 990 mic for less than a week and it got stolen before I could even mess with it. I rap (the kind that actually requires talent instead of autotune even lol) and I'm running Acid Pro 4 on an XP and basically I need to know what I should be getting as far as equipment goes. I'm on a budget and my price range is probably a couple hundred MAX. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. The only reason I had the mixer and MXL is because my friend had told me it was a good deal, I honestly don't even know the beggings of what I need to do. I can mix and master just fine but I do it after the fact, and thus never really had to give thought about recording and setting up shop for myself. Anybody have any advice for a musician wanting to do his own thing?