I'm a studio/session musician, mostly jazz keyboard and doing my own editing, mixing, mastering, and distribution. I use a Roland Tri-capture USB interface and a Mackie MIX12FX. I've got an old Boss JS-5 JamStation for some quick beats, but mostly use EZDrummer2 with Reaper v5 to custom build any beats I can't find in my sound library. I also have a Hosa Audio Switcher so I can back and forth between my Yamaha HS8s and Roland MA-8 monitors. My mike rig is a Shure SM-58. Someday I'd like to get an SM-7 when I can afford it. I got the acoustic treatment tiles online from Amazon: Pro Studio Acoustics - 12"x12"x1" Acoustic Wedge Foam Absorption Soundproofing Tiles, they're $40 a dozen. My wife made the quilt on the wall over my studio desk, which does a good job of echo dampening. My son made the desk unit from oak plywood, cost me about $250 for the materials, he did the labor. He also made the headphone stand (I'm a lucky man). When I'm mixing, I do my preliminary mix in the phones, then the HS8s. I also check the performance on the Roland micro-monitors and my SanDisk ClipSport MP3 player, and my car stereo. Since I got the HS8s, I've had to make a lot fewer changes in my mixes because they are so accurate. I used to have Rokit 5's, but they always over-accentuated the bass ranges and it was hard to sort out the "mud" if you know what I mean.