Most producers, artists, and audio engineers get their start by recording themselves at home. And in their first few attempts it’s usually using some really terrible, cheap equipment. Eventually the realization is made that with a small investment in better quality gear, the sound quality can be improved greatly, and thus begins the snowball effect of always wanting more and better equipment for the studio. The audio interface is a very important part of the quality of your recordings. Check out the full article for some recommendations I have for home studios and budgets of all sizes.