My dad used to have all of this equipment before I was born to record music. He would play guitar, make digital drum beats and put whole songs together. I don't know much about it but I know that it was complicated and expensive. He hasn't made music in years, mainly because that stuff is outdated and he doesn't have anything new. I was thinking about getting him something so that he can easily make music again. However, I don't know where to start myself. I'm looking for a relatively cheap option as he does it leisurely. I really just need something that he can hook up his guitar too and a mic and then make songs on it. I was thinking about getting an older Mac and then he could use Garage Band. But I didn't know if Mac's are the best option or if there's like a software package for PC that works good too. Also I need something that can connect a guitar to the computer. Any recommendations?