Could you do a quick rundown of the equipment you use in your home studio? I am currently building one and looking for ideas.
well, what i have/use, may not help you too much. the basic question is are you using a computer or not? if not, i'd get a nice four track cassette or a stand alone hard disk recorder. one good mic and maybe a good preamp and some good headphones and off you go. if you are using a computer and you are new to it, i'd get reaper. it's not very expensive and works really good and is fully featured. if you are wanting to get into beat stuff both fruit loops and ableton are pretty handy.