I've been reading this forum for awile. I think I'm running into information overload. I've only toyed around with Tascam 4 tracks/chemeleon effects processor/and keyboards years ago. I now want to buy a computer and do recording. Now I certainly follow the school of thought where it's a much better investment to buy quality even if it means having to buy things over time. I want to make classical/orchestrated music I guess I don't understand why there is so much information and people have so much gear. To me it's simply recording different instrument into a multi track machine and altering the levels. I'm thinking I 'm just going to play differnt parts on a keyboard. Then simply convert that information to Midi information and turn those parts into different orchestral instruments and then record onto separate tracks of a multi-track. My budget is 1,000 to 5,000 There is so much software references on here I just don't know what everything does. What software would I need to accomplish this?