I'd really like to establish a small recording studio at home. There are a few reasons why, but mostly it's because I've been wanting to record some songs I've written and I really enjoy playing music in general. I'm a student and I am not intending to become some hit star or anything , (this would really be a hobby), but I'd like to still buy some decent quality material so what I do end up producing sounds decent and almost studio quality.
I've researched the basics I need, and I plan to begin by buying a condenser microphone, a pop filter, a recording interface (i believe that's what it's called) and build a very simple vocal booth in my room. Later will come the headphones and speakers.
Any tips on the brands I should get for the techno stuff? And could anyone suggest me a free (or very inexpensive) program for the song mixing? There are soo many out there it's hard to decide.