I'm trying to create a small recording setup in my basement, and I'm on a very limited budget. While comparing different hardware and software, I'm having trouble finding out what is actually compatible here. I have an HP Pavilion laptop, running Windows XP. I have 2.8 Ghz, 512 MB ram, and don't worry I'll be adding more memory soon. The only audio related information I have been able to find on this machine is that I have 16-bit Sound Blaster Pro-compatible audio. I'm not as computer savvy as I would like to be, sorry, I'm working on it. Basically if anyone out there wants to help me out, at the moment I'm looking at a Lexicon Omega and Cubase LE. It fits my budget and I fully realize that I will probably be upgrading once I have more money. I am also considering Pro Tools, however it was extremely difficult for me to figure out if it would be compatible with what I have or not. I'm also looking for sound card recommendations for either of these setups. Any general info on what I should be looking for in terms of cards would also be helpful. I'm sorry I couldn't be more specific, but I'm a beginner still. I figure you have to start somewhere, so hopefully someone here will help me out a bit. Thank you in advance for any comments, advice, and information you may have for me.