Heres my idea.

This Interface:

This Microphone for micing my XXX

I will use the Cubase that comes with the interface.

I have my VSTi's figured out and downloaded, working in REAPER.

I will use......

Mydrumset forDrums

4Front Bass for Bass

Does this setup sound good?
sounds pretty basic. but hey, you cant go wrong with a sm57
EDIT: i used one on my track "hopefully" with my valve king if you wanna hear vaguely how it sounds...
Cubase is a very good program. It is Easy to use and understand. You never stop learning from it, Even I am still learning and i bought my Mixer on Saturday.