Who knows how it happened? Maybe the band chose you to record their DIY releases. Maybe you’ve been sketching demos out your whole life. Maybe you inherited a panoply of gear from your quirky uncle Alfred. Whatever the case, you’ve already got the bases covered (the interface, the computer, the MIDI-controller, etc.), but now you’ve got a real problem: you’ve been bitten by the bug—the engineering bug. You want to improve your skill set and your efficiency. You need to procure a tight ecosystem of gear that’ll get you from point A to point B as expeditiously as possible.