Audacity is a key factor for success. Well when are you psychologically ready to make your own home music studio first thing you need is some basic equipment. Professional music studios have a lot of equipment, several microphones, several computers, several mixers, high quality Amplifier, anti-noise chamber, high quality sound cards, professional cables, quality headphones etc.
But here I am not talking about professional studio, I am talking about home music studio. Right?
So what equipment do I need to get started?
Well first thing you must have is computer (PC). Most of you have one but you can not take just any PC to do music with. You must have a very powerful processor and a lot of ram memory, because If you want to connect some other music equipment with it you must have a strong PC! Also you must have stable operative system and some strong anti virus software.
When you get a powerful PC next thing you must buy is actually just PC upgrade. That upgrade is professional sound card. Without sound card you can not do a thing, because all other equipment you must plug in into sound card on PC. I recommend to you Audiotrak Maya44 Professional Sound Card. This card is amazing! Maya44 Sound Card have eight output and eight input channels, It is very powerful. This card is made in Korea, but do not worry it is absolutely one of the best sound card on market. It cost just about 160$. Very cheap.
Next hardware you need is mixer. Mixer is device witch you can use as Amplifier, all you have to do is install it correctly and configure it correctly. I recommend to you Mixer YAMAHA, EMX 5016CF (A). Yamaha emx 5016CF specs : MAX POWER 4Ω -8Ω : 500W+500W AND 320W+320W! AWSOME!
Next hardware you need is some quality microphone.I recommend to you 797 Audio CR616 Condenser Microphone. It is great quality and very powerful mic. It cost only 203$. Very low price for quality it gives.
If you are music maker or beat maker you should get some midi keyboard. Average price of one midi keyboard is about 200-300$.