All I want to do is make music for myslef, but I dont want the quality to sound like shit. I've been using Roland VS machines since the 80's and now I want to go to a pc set up for home recording. I dont need no $10,000 set up lol I just want to record easier in my bedroom. My home roland is messing up and I got alot on my mind so I want to record. I seen this Pro-tools M-Audio Essential set up thats like $100... will I need anything else? I have some bs monitors and I have some headphones and a mic, just my recorder is messed up. I have another studio I go to, me and my brothers have together, but I dont know anything about computer recording. What program will I need? Will I need a new/better soundcard? And what hardware will I need to just rap. I need to just put in the beat (made on an asrx-pro, mpc 4000xl, or some other machine lol) and rhyme to it. SIMPLE Please help me out... I dont want to spend over $1000, shit I dont want to spend over 100 lol ps. I make music for myself, I've been making solo albums since I was 7 and I'm now 26...... Rap is my life, please help me out here!