Ok so I am shopping for more equipment and I dont want to rely on reviews 100% like usual considering some equipment doesn't have reviews. Or even after extensive search you end up getting very little feed back on the product so I am asking you fellow FP for help because I am new to recording music.
1.) What are some good companies that make external optical drives compatible with netbooks (pc not mac.)
2.) What are some good companies that make USB audio Interfaces? I need one to hook a Samson QU2 microphone to I prefer using the XLR hook up I have been using USB and can but want to use XLR. The Interface has to be USB because I will be hooking it directly into the computer.
3.) What are some good companies that make external hard drives?
I am on a budget and a tight one I have around a 200$ to acquire these things. Probably closer to 150$ because I am looking into purchasing some books that were suggested in another thread.