Hey guys, maybe you can help me. I've been playing with a small lunchbox amp now and I've decided to start saving up money -- right now, I can afford either a really good guitar rig or a really good gaming PC. Since I'm really more of a hobbyist, I'm thinking of compromising and giving VST guitar plug-ins a try; I've been told that there's a ton of good-sounding free software out there. So now, I'm thinking of getting a Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 interface but I was hoping I could get some help from y'all on how to connect the thing to my PC and basically use my PC as a digital amp rig. I know it connects via USB and I'm planning on using some nice studio monitors as my output. I currently have Reaper installed in my computer. I'm trying to figure out if I can use a VST plug-in to just practice and get some nice tones (mostly metal and hard-rock, also some down-tuned djenty tunes); all I see from videos and such is them applying the effects and VST plug-ins to pre-recorded "dry" tracks. I'm looking to be able to record a guitar track as I would a regular amp i.e. with the distortion and the effects and be able to hear it back from my monitors when I play and when I play back what I've recorded. Sorry if this is a little long-winded but I've never had any experience with recording and my last attempt with my Yamaha THR10x was kind of a bust; I downloaded ASIOdriver4all and was able to record into Reaper but when I tried to listen to what I had recorded, I couldn't figure out how to get the sound to come out of anything.