i am an audio production student who is trying to set things up at home. this is my first thread at midibuddy. i have very little experience but i am working on a power mac g4. i have an evolution mk-449c midi controller made by m-audio. i would like to get that old-school sound that most hip hop music is missing now-a-days. i have looked at some vintage drum pads but most of them that come with software of course were made for pc's. what can i do to se the older equipment in my set up? what other equipment will i need in order to set one up and send the midi back and forth from my computer to my drum pad? i know i can use the drum basically as a trigger for other midi stuff and that will allow me to do things i wouldnt be able to for such little money. what do you guys suggest? i will be making instrumentals via programs (either cubase or logic--what should i get?) and also recording vocals. i would like to do both with one program although i was told i will need quite a nice soud card. well i know that is a lot but any help i can get, although i am basically asking for you guys to help create my set up!