Hello everyone!:biggrin: I'm new, so please bare with me...:wink: Okay, so I recently bought a HP Envy 14. It has plenty of Ram, space, and a 64-bit OS. It is a very nice laptop, and I'm very pleased with it. A couple days ago I downloaded Cubase 5, and was hoping to start recording, but the built in mic on my laptop won't pick up sound in Cubase. I have experience using Cubase 5, but I am unsure about how to get everything set up. I would love to able to lay down a track and record over it while listening to the previous track, but I AM SUCH A NOOB! I am really very clueless about all this and any time I look up information people are using terms that I am unfamiliar with and it all flies over my head. I am trying to do this with spending as little money as possible, but am willing to spend the $$ if need be. I have an EV 100m Entertainer Mixer and a Peavey PA - 400 and some decent mics. What kind of cables/adapters do I need to hook the mixer/PA to my computer? Is a mixer/PA even necessary? If not, what do I need?