Hey all. I've had a few years of experience in live performance, and now I want to look into recording my own stuff at home. I'm just looking for a way to get some decent quality recordings in a simple setting from home. I own and play drum set, guitar, bass and piano and I'd like to put together a simple set up so that I can record each of those on separate tracks and then digitally put it all together. I've gotten some advice from a friend so I have a rough idea of what I need to get started. So here's what I think will get me started: MXL V63M Studio Condenser Microphone Alesis 3630 Compressor M-Audio MobilePre USB Interface On top of that I would like some software to mix tracks together on the computer. Right now, because I'm a major penny pincher (and I'm new to recording on my own), I'm looking into downloading Audacity for free. All those are what I believe are the basic necessities I need to get some decent recordings. Am I missing something? Are these products too cheap and won’t last? Am I totally lost as far as the bare necessities? Any advice?