I have Ableton and some Native Instruments plug-ins on Mac. I'd like to record for some educational music to put on YouTube. I would also like to take a first step into building a home recording studio.
What essentials do you recommend for recording? I'm interested in technologies surrounding audio recording (compressors, noise cancellers, etc..), but I'm not to well read on the subject yet and have not much time to travel too deeply.
What do I need?