This is the first in a series of posts designed to walk you through how to create a computer-based home recording studio. We talk about what you'll need to buy, and even how to use free software for many tasks. The series will also show you how to get the best possible audio for the lowest possible cost. Best of all, we try our best not to use too much overly technical audio jargon. WE try to make it so easy that anyone can understand it.