I have never recorded a thing in my life except maybe using a tape recorder. I am planning on doing original music and want to start recording. I will be using a MAC laptop and I read that the new Logic program is the way to go. Beyond that I have no idea what else I'll need. I figure a Shure SM57 for the guitar micing (another mic for vocals?). But then I don't even know where to plug the other end of the microphone. Can anyone help shed some light/guide me in some direction? Thanks.