It seems musicians are not the dipsticks I have always thought them to be, that is if they know all about the numark DJ controllers that they play around with and know what individual piece does and how they all work together. Here I thought you could just play a guitar and get on with it but apparently there is a lot more involved in it than that. To get a studio up and running, the basics are microphones obviously, monitors, headphone, mixers, recorders, software, interfaces, outboard and accessories, the accessories refer to all the cords and such to hook everything together in some working fashion, will probably need a really great set of directions or someone who knows what they are doing would be even better. The outboard is not something you hook up to the back of the boat but can assist in making a microphones sound better and interfaces are to do with audio and soundcards and the conversion of an audio signal into digital format. The software component may be a bit confusing for some but computers are everywhere and in the music industry have been used to record, produce and send out complete recordings, how do you think all those fantastic Utube vids, that seem so professional, have been made.
The rest is fairly self-explanatory, though a monitor is not the screen of a computer but a different type of speaker that is better at handling the inconstant sounds that occur during a recording, sudden peaks in volume and sound. The usual hi-fi speaker would not be up to the task and so these are special to buy electric guitars online, the sound is smoothed out through the mixing board and what you get at the end is a professionally produced piece of music. This I think is why so many modern bands are really crap at live performances, because they have no experience in dealing with live sound, they are so used to all the little foibles they have being wiped over during the production procedure that they have no idea what they sound like live and have no clue that they need to practice more out of the studio than in it. Older bands made their debut in pubs and clubs and had to be good just to make it off the stage alive, there was no man somewhere in the background mixing the sound up to give them the added touch, they were raw and live balls and all, trying to make it out of the backwater hotels and onto the big stage.
It wasn’t until they had made some kind of name for themselves that they would get a recording deal and then and only then would they go to a studio but their concerts often sounded better than the records. Now you only have to win a talent show or be in the top three and you can get recorded with little or no experience on how to play live.