I'm old now....but used to record on old cheap Tascam Porta 4's and 6's..maybe 8's. My kids are getting older and spend less time here......so maybe I'll be looking into this new fangled stuff. Hobby for fun or interest. Seems like a simple plan that might cost not too much. Seems like ya need one of these interfaces and then some closed headphones and some monitors for your PC. I might still have some good Mics in the attic somewhere if my stepson didn't get them. the clips run right into each pother...first the setup and then recording guitar and bass...and then drums etc.