Suppose I downloaded Reaper
Would I then need an interface to plug my instruments into? Something like this, for example: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Focusrite-SCARLETT-2i2-USB-FOCUSRITE/dp/B005OZE9SA/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top
And what about drums? Are there good virtual drumkits out there or would I need to plug my drum machine into the interface?
I've just downloaded the Reaper manual and I understand some of it, but the 'set up' section had me utterly baffled