okay my dad is giving me his old computer. . . and that'll mean that i have 2 computers so i thought i would use that computer to record some stuff and use it as a mini studio because its a pretty good computer.

im basically new to this stuff so i do need some help,

so far im planning on getting,

M-audio audiophile 2496

M-audio/DigiDesign Pro tools M-powered

Alesis M-1 active 520

Shure Sm 57

. . . im not looking on spending thousands or anything, but also do i need a mixer? if so which one do you recommend?

the computer is a dell by the way and it has windows xp

any helpful comments/advice/recomendations would be brilliant

thanks a lot guys,