I would love to set up a home reocrding studio for guitar, keyboard, and or drums. So yesterday I got myself a Mac G4. I know that I'm gonna need a mic, studio speakers, a preamp of some sort, keyboard, drum machine, mixer and software. Things like the drum machine and keyboard can wait but how exactly would I hook everything up once I decided to go out an buy it? Are there easier recording solutions? I know to to "use" a mixer but haven't had much experience actually handling one. Would it be better to use a mic and record from the amp or buy modeling software? Thanks guys anything would be helpful! Tips on what to buy are welcomed too would like to keep it under 500 if thats even possible and don't have a problem buying used.