#1
ok fellas...

i have audacity, and i'm not going to lie, it isn't all that great. does anybody know any sort of non-computer recording equipment that i can buy? and also, a price range of $300-500. i don't like audacity, but its my only option. what are some good brands and stuff like that?
Bands I've seen live:

Def Leppard
Journey
Tool
Testament
Megadeth
Slayer
Mastodon
Deftones
Alice in Chains
Foo Fighters
Rodrigo y Gabriela
#2
My band recently did our own recording and we used a limited edition of cubase le that came with a lexicon lambda mixing station. The quality is pretty good and im not sur on the price cuz i didnt buy it but i dont think its over 500