This is your basic "Which way do I turn?" request. Do you know of a more appropriate site/source for me to begin with, given that... I'm new to hand percussion, and would like to record as I learn. I know NOTHING about ANY topic discussed at this site, and will likely always be an amateur in both music and recording. I'd like to start by recording my feeble conga and bongo work and mix it in with the kind of stuff available on drum machines, etc. I have seen, but never touched ANY of the equipment discussed at this site--oh, except maybe a PA or two. Hep meh.