With the Focusrite Scarlett Solo 2nd Gen USB Studio Package, you're off to a flying start as a beginning producer. It's a complete package, so you can start recording right away. The included microphone must be connected to the XLR connector of the interface. You can connect a musical instrument you want to record to the 6.3mm connector. You'll immediately hear whether your recording is successful with the included headphones. Connect your studio monitors via the RCA connector at the back of the interface.