OK.....Have the equipment (I think) so where to begin. To start, I have many guitars (LPs Mostly, and a variety of others) and a Viola Bass, which I frequently take turns playing. Also have a set of Alesis electric drums which I've played for years. I just want to goof around and get some of the music that's been in my brain - out! Recording my humming into a phone voice recorder - ain't gonna get it! Sooooo. I never really intended recording untill I recently bought some used equipment from a friend that had intentions of recording - but obviously never got around to it. Or it was too involved. He ended up selling me a Yamaha AG03 3-Channel Mixer/Interface and a Tascam DR-40 Field Recorder. This kind of got me thinking "possibly " attempting recording my different instruments individually (singing may be on the back burner here!). Not afraid to drop a little money into the software I'll need to purchase, and have a nice Macbook Pro 17" I've had for a few years. Any suggestions as to what I may be able to do - as a beginner - with the equipment I have? The instruments, I get.... It's just being able to connect, and utilize the electronics I recently purchased and just tinker around. I'll figure out how to use the software - once a suggestion is given, but really have no clue what or how to use the electronics I purchased (fairly cheap). Garage band? Protools? I don't mind starting easy/cheap just to get my feet wet, but this is something I just want to play around with. Not planning on becoming a Rock star! Although that would be cool! For all I know, I may end up selling it too! Anything anyone could suggest would be great! I just couldn't pass up buying that equipment. Sooooo, on to learn and tinker! Thanks!