Here is what I want to do. I am taking some technical classes with 3 hour lectures. I would like to capture the lectures so I can listen to them later. So I am looking for a software utility that will allow me to plug a microphone in a PC and record the session to the harddrive in MP3 format. Following that, I would like the ability to cut and paste to break up the material in smaller sessions and record them to audio CDs. So I need some editing capability to cut and paste sections together but not necessarily mess with the content. Any suggestions? Needless to say I am hoping to round up some tools that are available at no charge.