which product to buy?

I have a toshiba laptop with windows 7 and i need some advice on what cubase product i should buy to do simple guitar and keyboard recordings? I also want to be able to make drum beats, loops etc. Also what will i need to do to actually record these instruments ie how do you plug them into your computer? Will i have to buy a seperate device?
Any advice would be greatly appreciated :slight_smile:

I would recommend something like this …

http://www.steinberg.net/en/products/audio_interfaces/ur_series/models/ur22.html

You want a device with a proper ASIO driver.

Also, the included Cubase AI software will probably be more than you will need to get started.

IMHO Focusrite with the Scarlett series has a lock on best-bang-for-the-bucks at the low end of the market.

http://us.focusrite.com/usb-audio-interfaces