i was going to post this under the computer section , but that looks like it's all about gaming.
So I want to start my "home studio" project.
What do I need for hardware and what brands should I be looking at?
I've been a Dell guy for years but i keep hearing negative things about their Quality lately (fucking China)
What do you guys "in the know" recommend? (oh and no Macs , too much $$$$, I wish I could).
Is Sonar Studio good enough?
Is there another program that's "better" ?
I need a midi keyboard for drum programming?
what drum software is "the way to go"?
Which interface should I look at (I have a rinky dink M-audio now)
As you can see I know absolutely nothing about this stuff (I'm old school stick a mic in front of a cab...go)
I'll just put it to you this way:
I have two 250 gig hard drives, an AMD Quad Core, and 4 gigs of RAM, and I have no problems with anything. I run Windows 7 Professional.
I use Reaper, and all of the crap that came with the Line 6 UX2. Everything seems to work more than fine for me.