Reording is all new to me but wanted to give it a go. Bought a focusrite scarlet solo unit and a shure 48 mic. Downloaded Audacity and got busy tinkering around. The solo unit works well, but will need an upgrade on the mic. However, spent 10 to 12 hrs over the past 3 to 4 days trying to download pro tools first and all the associated goodies. After buying winzip, endless frustratings tries at installing, uninstalling, reinstallinh still couldn't make it happen. Contacted the company and talked to someone in California, allowed them access to my computer. The rep was very professional and after an hour, many passwords and restarts it finally happened. The whole process was complex and way out of my paygrade. After trying to navigate the interface, made an attemp at recording. Litle boxes flashed on the screen saying "check configuration", etc. Shut everything and went back to Audacity. Curious as whether or not anyone else uses these processes to record.