10. Inspiring Gear
All the aforementioned gear is more or less necessary in getting a solid, shareable recording done. Yes, you can do it with less, but you’ll need most of these things to get your tunes sounding great and at a semi-professional level. Now, this is where your personality comes in. Use gear that inspires you. It could be your electric guitar, your little brother’s drum kit in the basement he never uses, or one of the dozens of killer, cheap synths that have come out in the past few years. Whatever it is, you’ll now have the home studio to try out some really fun stuff.