- the answers always (I'm going to stress that - ALWAYS) need to be thoroughly qualified before they can have any value to you (why are you recommending this and how do you know?)
- most gear that is on the market today is plenty good enough - so long as you can filter-out the lemons it's really quite difficult to go too far wrong.
- the differences between a lot of the different models of most things that aren't awful are very slight and not at easy to actually hear and understand, so best of luck if you're new to this.
- once you're convinced that you can actually hear a difference enjoy trying to decide which will be better on a source that you probably haven't even heard yet.
- oh, and your technique is at least 95% of the equation so the difference between different bits of competent kit are probably worth one or two percent of the final product (yes, I did make-up those stats but I bet they're both pretty close and low).
So, that sorts-out mics and pres and interfaces and monitors and plugins and converters and cans. DAWS? oh, that's much worse.