I listen to the takes that several of you guys do on the BOTM. Some great guitar playing there and good quality recordings too. I am getting ready to buy a new computer as the one I have was the stuff in 2009 but not so much anymore. I want to buy something that will accomodate the gadgets and software to make the clear recordings that some of you all get. I mostly just want to listen to what I sound like playing. I would like to be able to record me just playing my guitar or to layer my guitar over a backing track, or lay down my own chord progression and then play over that. I am under the impression that you can do that sort of thing with this box and the software that comes with it. https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/Scarlet2i2G2 If you can do amp and pedal emulations then that would be a bonus. I play along with the BOTMs but really have no idea how to record the mix. One thing that I have learned with guitar that is frustrating is that you really do not know what you sound like when playing. I am mostly a strummer and dabble with trying to use simple scales to play over the top of things. Anyhow, if any of you tech guys can reccomend PC specs to look for and relatively inexpensive hardware and software that would make all this work it would be much appreciated. I am not interested in MAC stuff as it does not work well with other things that I do on a computer. I would most likely buy a desktop Dell and would like to know memory, sound cards, or other specs necessary to make this sort of thing work well with minimum hassle.