For those who hate to read, the main points: Just starting $4-5k budget Transforming my basement Style: Acoustic guitar, vocals, some electric Information on setting up acoustics for a room Looking for: a nice 'real' sound Estimated costs / suggestions: mixers, compressors, mics, the works Hey everyone, I'm new here, and have pretty much just started out recording music. Right now I run on my laptop, and for equipment I only have an SM57 and a little behringer xenyx 502. I guess for what it is, it gets the job done. But I want something that sounds really nice and not so 'far off' My budget - $4-5000 Project - Transform my basement into a studio Get some good stuff for recording I'm a songwriter and most of my stuff is acoustic with mixed drums (drumkit from hell + fruity loops to tie it together) But I love all kinds of music so I have some songs that use electric guitar and of course you gotta love some techno once in a while. I would describe my style as somewhere in between Jack Johnson, Matt Pond PA, and with a little Joe Satriani mixed in.