Hey Folks, Ive just joined this forum so pleased to meet you all, I'm hoping some of you experts can help m eout a little, I would like to get started with a home studio, I have been in a band for a number of years now but i would like to try my own thing so for this i have been doing reasearch. The only live instruments i will be recording is vocal, guitar (with amp and effects), digital drums and bass, i dont have much experience with recording although i'm not a total newbie, i have done some recording in the past but i'm not familiar with Plug ins, Soft synths etc, I would like to of course add all these things to my music projects so what I'm asking i guess is should i use pro tools or logic, i have done various internet searches but i find alot of the answers confusing so laymans terms would be good haha, I was looking at the mbox2 pro to get me up and running but this comes with pro tools, I also have the oppurtunity to attend a pro tools course for free in a couple of months, if i decided on logic then would the pro tools course be of any benifit to me at all? the answers i got about logic being better for adding plug ins/synths etc were all from about 4 years ago so i know alot can happen in that time, one more thing, i dont have a mac yet but i will get one, Any ideas what kind of spec i would need to do this project, even a ball park figure. Any help or advice will be appreciated guys. Thanks Gordie.