First off I don't know dick about recording for real, I always used Adobe Audition and my old original PODxt bean with the Big Bottom patch like everyone else was doing back in like 2007-2008 lol, it worked fine for my purposes...I really just need something that good and user friendly or better. I live in an apartment and just want to get a good sound at home without spending a shitload of money. I'm not up to date on current gear or techniques but I just want to get a decent recorded tone to jot down ideas. I'd like something capable of getting that traditional heavy/djenty tone and like a more modern death metal tone. I'd rather not spend more than 300-400 or so but I could maybe spend more for the right thing. What do you gurus on here recommend?