Ok. I need help...or opinions anyway. I'd appreciate minimal spam. In the long term, I kinda like the idea of running a recording studio...perhaps even be a sessions guitarist for hire. It's just a passing fancy for now and this is the first place that I'm looking for opinions. I'd like to know the basics of starting out. I'm not looking into costs involved in the place but I'd appreciate information on what equipment one should have and the cost. Also perhaps a link or two to sites that are related. Then I'd also like to float the idea of a practice pad(s) cum studio. Is it feasible with proper soundproofing? Also, if you're into recording, how much do you pay to use a studio and where do you live? I realize that the questions are haphazard but these are the first things I could think of. I can keep asking more questions as this thread goes along. Any related information or idea appreciated.