Way way way waaaaaayyyyyy too much time being spent on websites investigating connectors, controllers, input devices, pre-amps and mixers. It's really possible to throw together a cool little laptop recording studio for under $300. I mean, of course I have to get the keyboard. Will also eventually need iMic or something similar to input guitar and mic. That's something you can pick up on eBay for under $30 if you time it right. Then again, there's the Behringer UB502 Eurorack mixer for $40 that puts whatever you've got hooked up to it onto a single analog track, which I think would work great for our Bolt sound.
It's all these guys' fault for pointing out even more options.