Ok, I'm thinking about recording at home. I currently have an iPad Pro, a Macbook Pro from about 2014, and very little other relevant kit.
Where do I start? Let's assume I wanted to record with guitar, bass, drums and vocals for now. So that means as a minimum some sort of interface, and some sort of mic, and the relevant cables to connect everything. I'll want to put drums in via Roland TD17, so that means an interface that can do both stereo input and MIDI.
Software-wise, Garageband seems a good bet - I've used that before for simple single-guitar-track stuff without any processing, either with Helix native or the in-built amp/fx stuff. Is there another option that might be better in the long run, or am I going to run into issues of needing a million plugins that will cost a fortune and won't run well on this laptop?
Helix Native is an obvious starting point for guitar & bass sounds, though I'm wondering about an HX Stomp as well for general use. Either way I don't think I need to worry much there
I'm well aware microphones are a very expensive rabbit hole, so want to keep that simple. I'm in an apartment, so not going to be recording loud guitars any time soon, so it's really just something for vocals and acoustic guitars right now. I'm well used to SM57 & 58 from gigging, and I fell in love with the Beyerdynamic M88TG when I sang into one a few years ago, so that seems a good starting point, but will I want a condenser as well?