I STRONGLY recommend that all those serious about music and audio production on their PC check out the following link: http://videoediting.digitalmedianet.com/articles/viewarticle.jsp?id=13970

I also recommend "PC Recording Studios for Dummies" to help get started. I am NOT a newbie--I have been doing sound and recording since the mid-70s and under the hood of my PC for at least 10 years--but making it all work on a PC was about to get the best of me. The author writes in an annoyingly cutesy manner, but the book is loaded with useful information. PLUS, it is equally applicable to PCs AND Macs--he uses Logic Pro and Pro Tools as his working examples of applications throughout the book.

Hope this helps ya fight the good fight,

"My primary musical instrument is the personal computer."