I am an aspiring music producer (I do music as a side gig, although I am committed to it), so I record mix and master my own songs.
I am considering investing in some software that would allow me to most of these things well without spending too much money I don't have. Yet there are so many things you could invest in for music production, and I struggle to define priorities and see what's worth it and what's not.
Specifically, I wonder if I buy a DAW like Ableton 10, and plugins like Ozone Music Production Suite, Ozone 9 or waves bundles, for how long can I use them without needing to upgrade to stay relevant to current state-of the art mixing and mastering. That is for how long can I use these without needing to upgrade to the next thing.
I know for instance that my focusrite sound card hardware will probably last me for many years without any problems, and without feeling like I am losing on something. However I find it difficult to make the same analysis for plugins or DAWs.