I'm not here for snide remarks, or arrogant attitudes so please keep any airy comments out. I just recently started my own home studio for myself (not for a band, or other bands) because Ive tried many many other projects that have all failed miserably. I am not looking to be an amazing producer, or steal ideas from anyone/any band, I'm simply looking for some help and ideas as to ways i can better my experience and learn something new from this experience as a musician and a home producer. Here's a list of my equipment, I bought on a tight budget. I am not currently looking for more expensive equipment or the best, just some ideas as to what I could use now to help me, or if I am missing anything. *MIC (w/pop filter and boom stand) -Audio-Technica AT2035 (Condenser) -Shure PG48 (Dynamic) *DAW -Acoustica Mixcraft 5 *Sound Card/Interface -Line 6 Pod Farm UX2 *Software -Propellerhead Reason 5 -Fruity Loops Studio 9 -Antares Autotune *Monitors/Headphones -Mackie MR5 -AKG K 44 *MidiController -Akai Professional MPK 25 *Guitar -Ibanez ARX320 *Drums -Reason Reddrum Drum Machine Samples The reason I posted to the "Joey Sturgis" forum is because Im a fan of his work, and his production abilities. I like every band that has ever recorded with him and hope to work with him my self one day. I really like the styles of many musicians but only certain aspects. The Color Morale - Rythm Guitar (Riffs/Tone) Of Machines - Lead Guitar (Smooth/Delay) *Not Sturgis Attack Attack! - Guitar (Breakdowns/Tone) We Came As Romans - Programming (Everything) Of Mice & Men - Bass (Clean/Loud/Tone) Woe, Is Me - Drums (Samples) This wont be my only question/forum post I have many ideas, and a lot of questions. If anyone has any questions about my equipment please feel free to ask, and if anyone knows any easy to use, or any good gear (at a small budget price) I would love the input. Im here to learn, help and better myself. So be friendly!