Really? Yes, really.
M-Audio 49 key midi board
Fostex MR-8 digital recorder
Shure SM57 Microphone (this thing is a workhorse)
Acoustic Guitar (At the time it was an Ibanez)
FL Studio (software [DAW])
People always spit, fuss and fume about how much it takes to get things recorded. I honestly used this setup to record my first album. I borrowed some electric guitar for a couple of parts, recorded everything onto the Fostex MR-8, then mixed everything in FL Studio.
Is it a platinum record? No. But I didn’t need it to be. Those recordings have opened the door for me to play everywhere from DC to Atlanta to Nashville. I’m a huge proponent of get it down and get it out there. (I say that, but then I realize that I haven’t put anything else out in a few years) GEEZ!!
Need to listen to my own advice.