First, some information about myself. I play guitar/keyboard and recently have been getting into singing/songwriting too. While visiting a friend I was able to record a track in his room - he has a pretty decent set-up of equipment he's accumulated over the years - and liked how it sounded. I have a bit of spare money so I thought what better to do then get my own set-up (FWIW here's the track, I don't want anything super-special just to be able to record up to this quality - IFTN - It's Not The Same - SoundCloud). Please note, I am completely clueless about recording and have absolutely no experience with it at all. What I have already: - New laptop with decent specs + dual monitor (have FL Studio 9 and am getting Reason soon) - Cheapish acoustic guitar (an Epiphone that cost about $250, hasn't got a pick up or anything) - Good electric guitar & amp - Keyboard (has 2 sockets for MIDI out and MIDI in so I guess I can do something with that, but again, I know nothing about MIDI etc) Things I had in mind: - Microphone - Good quality headphones - Perhaps a better acoustic guitar - Perhaps a drum machine - And obviously all the other important stuff that I don't know about yet (A sound card whatever that is? My friend had a few little pieces of equipment on his desk that leads from the mic/guitar went into before going into the computer) So, what should I buy to get started? Thanks!