To go into a professional recording studio is very expensive. All of my first 6 CD's were done in this manner. I have worked in 4 different ones. That said, I also have a home studio as well and it consists of a powerful little machine called a Boss BR 1600.
This is what I use to record at home. I have had this one for about 8 years and I had one before this one as well. I have recorded "57 Channels, Life, For What It's Worth, Vicodin Blues 2019, Brutal Train to Ride," and a few more on it and released them. My new one not yet released "Something Big," was also recorded on this. So, it is a powerful machine. It has all kind of features on it and a powerful mastering tool kit.The downside for me is the drum machine. I have never found it user friendly. I have never been able to get the fills and more intricate beats I want. So I don't use it, and I adapt using the condenser mic and things like conga's and other items for a snare sound. Anyone interested in more information on how I use this bad boy, just leave a note or email me.
You need a good mic too and this AKG Model C 2000B condenser mic is the bomb. I think my vocals sound better using this than in a big time studio. You need phantom power to use it and the Boss 1600 has it.
When I use my acoustic guitar, I simply loop the microphone over the boom stand as shown and sit in chair close to it and record my acoustic. I can get killer sound with this arrangement.
I like to work in a relaxed environment. :) I am getting ready to get my trusty Stratocaster out, I have had it since 2002.
Singer-songwriter from the Central Valley of California, with 6 CD's and a download only one, "Fadin To Gray," just released in January 2019.