I got my hands on a copy of nuendo 3 and just want at this point to run my guitar into my line on my sound card from my amp ( I will get a firewire preamp).

Can I get by with this for now? Is nuendo 3 easy to learn and can I add drum beats into the recording with this software? Any good easy tutorial pages out there?

Thank you,
Nuendo 3 is a total badass program that costs at least $2,000. I'm not sure how many pounds that is, but it's quite a bit. It can do just about anything you want it to do. With that said, it's about as advanced as it gets.

I use Cubase SX3 and it had quite a learning curve.

More than likely you'll have reliability problems with your hacked copy, though.