I知 an advanced bass guitarist and novice keyboardist with aspirations to record, produce, and just have fun sessions in my apartment. I know what I want to do with music, but I知 clueless on what components I need for making that vision possible. I would love any suggestions on types of equipment I would need to be able to do the following things:

  • Connect multiple inputs to a single sound system (bass guitar, synthesizer, drum machine, cello, didgeridoo, etc.)
  • Loop live sounds so I can play over them
  • Record live vocal samples/play my own found sound recordings with the press of a button
  • Manipulate my vocals (the Waves OVox product caught my eye)

Questions I知 asking myself:

展hat kind of mics do I need?
的s a sampler the same thing as drum machine?
展hat kind of audio system do I need to play all of these things through the same speakers? (chords? Plug adapters? type of speaker?)

I am clueless about most music tech, but like all of us here, music is a massive part of my life and so I知 willing to invest in the gear that will get me to that next step.

Thank you all so much for reading and for any suggestions you can offer!